Singled Out: "This Particular Record I've Had Ever Since 2008"
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:05AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each week and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Teedra Moses gave the scoop on "Another LuvR," Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul breaks down his new Kokoe-featured "Wild'N" record.]
The "Wild'N" record came together because I had been sitting on it for some years. Then I decided to put it out, finally, on my new mixtape and I figured I would put features on different songs. I figured if I would put Kokoe on a track, this would be the best one.
He's got a wild style so I threw him on there. This particular record I've had ever since 2008. The reason why I didn't put it out sooner is because I don't really put out a lot of mixtapes. I might put one out every other year.
Actually, I hadn't really put out a mixtape since the whole mixtape [circuit] got hot over the last six years ago. I only put out three or four mixtapes.
That's why I sit on music for a while. I make music all the time at the crib and so I have a lot of records that I still haven't put out.
The music video was shot in Los Angeles. Kokoe is from Los Angeles, he grew up there, and so he has a lot of family and friends out there. I have a lot of homies there too and so we had a lot of our people in the music video.
Together with production partner Juicy J, DJ Paul played an important role in the South's rise to prominence within the once East- and West Coast-dominated rap industry. Behind the duo's leadership, Three 6 Mafia rose from an underground phenomenon in Memphis to a nationally recognized rap empire, spinning off numerous solo albums for the collective's many members in the mid- to late '90s. Like his production partner, DJ Paul specialized in dark, eerie tracks driven by bass-heavy beats and haunting sounds. He also raps as a member of Three 6 Mafia.
Check out the "Wild'N" music video below: