News: Lil Wayne's "6'7" Anthem Explained, "I Couldn't Sell It To Anybody Else"
Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 12:45PM
Producer Bangladesh has discussed his processes taken get the beat that eventually became Lil Wayne's new Carter IV lead single, "6'7", launched into the hip-hop spotlight.
According to Bang, he feels the track most closely resembles his 2008 produced Wayne smash, "A Milli".
"It's kind of similar [to how we worked together for 'A Milli']," Bangladesh said in an interview. "I had 'A Milli', knowing that the actual track was actually important. I had opportunities to sell it, but until I got it to Wayne at that time, who I wanted to get it to, I couldn't sell it to anybody else. This time, I knew this beat was great like that, too. And I hadn't really thought of sending it to him. I sent it to [Atlantic Records executive] Gee Roberson, and he works closely with Wayne and played it for him. That's how it happened, really." (MTV)
He also said Wayne placed extra emphasis on crafting his lyrics for "6'7".
"The overall wittiness is everything I was saying about 'A Milli' when it came to be," the producer explained. "He freestyled 'A Milli', and before it was big and we knew what it was gonna do, we all had our opinions of it. A lot of people loved it, but me being the creator of the art, I didn't see the vision that he had. I think he attacked it as a mixtape. And that was the genius of what he did and it became the biggest thing. The way he approached this one, was everything that I wanted him to do on 'A Milli'. I think he's really focusing on every line. It's like he's writing. It's different. It's a whole 'nother level of cleverness to it." (MTV)
Wayne's Carter IV track features a guest appearance from Young Money's Cory Gunz.
"6'7" was produced by Bangladesh, who helmed Wayne's 2008 smash "A Milli," and revolves around a crazily tweaked sample of the calypso classic "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)," made famous by Harry Belafonte in 1956. But it's Wayne (devoid of any auto-tune effects!) that steals the show: The rapper goes on about his charisma (he rhymes with "vodka with a spritzer"), his Young Money posse, and his sexual conquests (it sounds like he's got a thing for "synchronized swimmers"). The funniest moments come when Wayne boasts about his newfound freedom and his status as one of the best in the game: "You n*ggas are gelatin, peanuts to an elephant?/ I got through that sentence like a subject and a predicate." (SPIN)
Prior to its release, Wayne associate DJ Scoob Doo recently described the hard-hitting track as a 2010 version of "A Milli."
Lil Wayne is out of jail, and as we predicted, it didn't take long for him to get back into the studio. Lil Wayne said he'd be chock full of material following his visit to Rikers Island, and he's delivering already. Less than two weeks after Lil Wayne's release, the rapper was back in the studio, and delivered a track that DJ Scoob Doo called "A 2010 Version Of A Milli..But On Steroids." (Bloginity)
A release date for Tha Carter IV has not yet been announced.
Check out "6'7" down below: