Singled Out: Noreaga f/ Lil' Wayne & Pharrell, "Finito"
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 4:15PM
[SOHH highlights a newly-released single each week and offers a unique look at the song. After Beanie Sigel explained his "B-Boy Stance", Queens rapper Noreaga talks bringing Lil Wayne into his world to bring his Pharrell collabo to a "Finito".]
I believe in energy. I believe in God, but I also believe in energy. It wasn't like I made [the song] and thought of Lil' Wayne, I went through all my files and said "What's gonna make Nore and The Neptunes special again?" We gotta involve somebody to revamp this whole thing. Then I run into Wayne. I literally was walking out of The Hit Factory as he was walking in.
Wayne was like "Yo, you need me on something?"
I'm like "Yeah!"
So my dumba** makes the CD, takes it down to his [studio] -- and I forget to give him my number. It was crazy because the very next day [my inner circle] was tellin' me, "Yo that joint you got with Wayne is crazy!"
I'm like "What?!"
The beautiful thing about this track is that Nore brung Wayne into his world. I coulda easily tried to step into Wayne's world and I coulda struck out by tryna be something I'm not. I brung Wayne into my world and I think thats what fans respect about "Finito".
[Me and Pharrell] got like three of four other joints thats just in the stash, but "Finito" was special from the beginning 'cause he was poppin' sh*t on the track. If you listen to Pharrell you don't really get to hear him poppin' sh*t. Na'mean? The last time he popped sh*t was on "Superthug". It feels like "Superthug Part 2".
I got a beat for the remix. But it has to be organic. I think that's where I made alotta mistakes in the past, by just rushin' something, or puttin' things out just because the opportunity was there. Right now I'm on that organic sh*t. I don't wanna force nothin' on the fans. Just natural music. Feel me?
Noreaga is a platinum-selling artist from Queens, New York. Nore is currently working on his latest album, S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G.
Check out "Finito" below