News: Bangladesh Analyzes Lil Wayne Payment Dispute, "I'm Just In The Dark"
Sunday, May 1, 2011 9:48AM
Producer Bangladesh has analyzed his current situation with Lil Wayne relating to not yet being fully compensated for giving the rapper the "6 Foot, 7 Foot" smash and why he is still currently on good terms.
Still awaiting payment, Bang considered the possibility of Wayne's current nationwide tour delaying the fee being met.
"If s--t was right, it'll be right but obviously something ain't ... I don't know, bro," said Bangladesh. When asked that perhaps Wayne's lack of communication could be due to the fact the New Orleans star is currently set to wrap up his nationwide "I Am Still Music Tour," Bangladesh seemed to agree that could be the impetus of their lack of connection. "That might be it, but like I said if there's no line of communication ... I'm just in the dark, "expressed the producer. "That was the understanding that he's on tour. But it's the same s--t like when they want s--t, they get it. I shouldn't be held up." Sticking to his guns, Bangladesh expressed his frustrations as calmly as he could but did stress strongly that he and Wayne are not at odds with one another. Bangladesh's connection with the YM machine also appears solid with Bang producing Nicki Minaj's current single "Did It On'em" in which Minaj says a video is forthcoming. (RapFix)
Earlier in the week, Bang publicly revealed not being fully paid for his contribution to Weezy's Carter IV lead-off single.
In regards to "6 Foot, 7 Foot," Bangladesh claims to have waived the upfront fee that he usually charges artists, just so he could have the opportunity to work with Tunechi again. "It's not about the money, it's not about me charging him for the beat, because he is Lil Wayne; he's gonna sell albums," the producer said. "You only really charge people that you think is not gonna really sell too much, so you want to get your money off top. You might not get it on the back-end because albums don't sell no more." What he does know is that he can't continue to work with Cash Money until things get resolved. "Every time we come up with a solution, it never gets taken care of. I just can't keep really giving them music." (MTV)
The song officially landed on Billboard's Hot 100 list in late December.
"6 Foot 7 Foot," the first commercial release from Weezy since his stint in jail, debuts at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The lead offering from next year's highly-anticipated Tha Carter IV sold 166,000 downloads in its opening week and also claims the No. 3 spot on the Digital Songs chart. It is the second time he has debuted in the top 10 as a lead artist since September with the Drake-assisted "Right Above It." Weezy debuted the Bangladesh-produced track on television for the first time during last weekend's "SNL." (Rap-Up)
Earlier this year, Bang spoke to SOHH about "6 Foot, 7 Foot" and "A Milli" comparisons.
"I think the industry just talks like that," Bang told SOHH referencing "A Milli" and "6 Foot 7 Foot" comparisons. "You want to out-do your greatest. If his greatest was something else, 'It's better than this' or 'it's 10 times better than that.' You always want to out-do your greatest so 'A Milli' is the standard you want to reach. So you know, it's 'A Milli' on steroids. I think that's a great thing. You want to over achieve what you already did. [Lil Wayne and Cory Gunz] are both jamming. There's no favorite [or who's better]. Wayne's different than Cory Gunz and Cory Gunz is Cory Gunz. I don't really compare great rappers. Obviously one is bigger than the other, but they're on the same team so it be the media that's always trying to make the difference in the two. 'Who's better?' It's not really about that, they're both good. I would buy both albums [if the song was featured on both their LP's] for two different reasons. They're not the same. You can't compare what's not the same." (SOHH)
Check out some recent Bangladesh footage below: