Singled Out: "It's About What's Going On In The World Today & It Has A Lot Of Swag"
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 12:10AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each week and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Fred Da Godson broke down "Monique's Room," Harlem rapper/producer Webstar gives SOHH readers the scoop behind his new Anthabee-assisted "Sip Lean, Pop A Molly."]
All thoughout my career, I've always made music about what was going on around me. If it was new shoes, then it's "Dancing On Me." I'd go to the clubs and see females dancing.
Now, there's a new epidemic with the kids. They're all talking about popping a molly and partying. It's kind of like the rock star life, like back in the 1970's when everybody was getting high and partying. It's like a big epidemic so I decided to make a record about it.
The record came pretty naturally. Me and Anthabee got together in the studio, the beat came on and we started playing with it. We did it at like five o'clock in the morning. We did it at night and then we finished it at about five o'clock in the morning. We were able to finish it within hours.
It was actually recorded in a studio in uptown Harlem. We listened to some beats together and once we heard the beat, we loved it and everything just came naturally. She's a new artist, she's amazing and she's from uptown Harlem.
We pretty much grew up together. I just started working with her over the past few months. She's amazing because she sings, she raps, does hip-hop, she can pretty much do anything.
Harlem people are trendsetters. We're both creative. She has her own unique style and I have my own unique style. We just put out styles together and came out with a good record. It's a real catchy record, it's about what's going on, it's about what's going on in the world today and it has a lot of swag.
I think our chemistry is wonderful.
It was June of 2006 when "Chicken Noodle Soup" began blowing up in the Harlem clubs and soon a series of homemade videos with uptown N.Y.C. kids doing the dance began appearing on various video-sharing sites. It wasn't long before mid-Americans and beyond were joining in on the craze, uploading their own vids to the party track and making Webstar's name prophetic. Right about the time West Coast businessmen in their three-piece suits began posting their versions, Webstar and Young B had their independently released 12" snatched up by the major label Universal. In August, the label put "Chicken Noodle Soup" in the hands of DJs across America.
Check out "Sip Lean, Pop A Molly" below: