Singled Out: "Warren G Is Probably The Most Underrated Producer On The West Coast If Not In Hip-Hop"

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 12:30PM

Written by Amber McKynzie for Glasses Malone

[SOHH highlights a hot record each week and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Webstar broke down his new "Sip Lean, Pop A Molly" anthem, West Coast rapper Glasses Malone unwraps his new "That Good" single.]

That's definitely a Warren G sample [on the track]. [I'm] just paying homage. I feel like Warren G is probably the most underrated producer on the West Coast, if not in hip-hop. When he did [the track] it was a crazy song, so I'm just trying to capture the same fun with today's time and what's going on. I'm paying homage to one of the better producers in the game--the most underrated. So, [we] wanted to turn [the song] into something fun.

My DJ is DJ Hed. [He] and Jim Naze are my partners that make up a group called the The Phaternity. [The song] was one of the first collab beats they did together. I've been putting pressure on [DJ Hed] to come up with music because he's like, "You know what? I can't play none of your music G. You're always making straight hard-core gangster sh*t. When I'm in these clubs, I can't play that. I just can't drop 'Crip Gang' like that." I told 'em it's real easy for him to talk that sh*t: "You come in here and you make a beat." He had thought about it, but kind of shied off. [So] I started putting pressure [on him]. So I worked on it and my boy C Ballin, who was a real dope producer, came through. Ty Dolla came through on the fluke [tip] to do somebody else's stuff. We really just kind of put the song together. It's really something that happened in minutes! The track was really simple. There's only like five seconds of the original sample. We only took so much of Warren's part, and made it a crazy song. It just ended up being a fun song.

Normally, everybody's used to hearing me talking about the streets and selling drugs. I don't know if they didn't think I got laid, so I wanted the women to know that I knew what I was doing when I was in the bedroom. So, that's how that came about.

Once we started coming up [with the song], Ty Dolla started working with the hook, and I just walked around back and forth and went in there and rapped the song. It was really simple. It was definitely one of those fun atmosphere records where it felt like a real Death Row style [record]--an original Dr. Dre style [record] where some dudes got in the studio, they're having a good time and you make a song.

Glasses Malone is a West Coast artist and is currently signed to Cash Money Records. His album, "Beach Cruiser" is now available and features guest appearances from Nipsey Hussle, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Mack 10 and others.

Check out "That Good" below:

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