Singled Out: "Gucci Mane Is A Dope Motherf*cker To Me - He's Never Done That Before"
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 4:30PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Ricky Ruckus explained "Make A Song," Cash Money's Busta Rhymes breaks down his "Make It Look Easy" anthem.]
"Make It Look Easy" is actually the fourth release from Year of the Dragon. The first record that came out was the collaboration between me and Vybz Kartel produced by a new producer that's from the UK.
The second release from the album is "King Tut." That's featuring Reek Da Villian and J Doe. The third release was a record we put out [over the summer] called "Doin It Again" featuring my artist Reek Da Villian and featuring a new young female artist named Chanel. The song is produced by Ted Smooth.
The next single that's out is "Make It Look Easy" which is also produced by Ted Smooth and features Gucci Mane. It's interesting that [people say] it samples "Dreams of F*cking an R&B B*tch" but it's really a James Brown classic.
It's really a New York [record] and since B.I.G. did such an amazing job with it, there's really nothing wrong with people calling it the "Dreams" beat. My thing is we've heard a lot of artists jump on Southern productions and I thought it would be interesting if we have a South artist jump on a classic New York production.
That was pretty much the idea behind the record. Gucci Mane is a dope motherf*cker to me. I can speak from a personal experience because I've seen the brother work in the studio. I've seen how hard he works and you can go to a Gucci Mane concert and see how talented this artist is.
Getting with Gucci fit with what I was trying to do with this record. I wanted to hear him rock on a record like that. I felt it would be something that's interesting, entertaining and intelligent for us at the same time because that's what we're supposed to do. We're supposed to challenge each other to bring out the best in each other. That's very important.
It's all about doing sh*t we haven't heard before. Gucci Mane's never done that before. You've never heard him go on a beat like that before. I like to offer sh*t that other people ain't doing on their albums.
The most idiosyncratic personality in rap and possessor of its most recognizable delivery, a halting, ragga-inspired style with incredible complexity, inventiveness, and humor, Busta Rhymes formed Leaders of the New School in 1990 and released two albums with the group before breaking out with a 1996 solo hit single, "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check."
Check out "Make It Look Easy" below: