Singled Out: "Future Was In The Studio Working - Looking For Some Sexy Type Beats For Rihanna"
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 6:50PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Big Kuntry King twisted off his "Peach Crush" track, producer Luney Tunez breaks down the making of Rihanna's most sought-after single, "Loveee Song."]
I really wanted to make something real melodic and something different to kinda really have that melody, kind of love type feel. [I wanted] something real sexy. Not too R&B, but sexy. I worked on the beat for a couple hours. There really ain't that many sounds [in it]. What I learned with making beats was less is more 'cause at the end of the day, the vocals are the last instrument on a song.
That beat right wasn't one of those let-me-play-it-first-for-the-artist type beats, that's just something I threw on in the studio with Future, just threw it on, and he just went in. [Future] most definitely [heard the beat before Rihanna]. The whole process Future was in the studio working, and he was just looking for some sexy type beats or whatever for Rihanna, and that was one of the beats I played him. I played him the joint, [and] he vibed to it--no pen, no pad. He just went in and did his thing. The rest is just history.
Me and Future have worked in the past before--I've worked with many artists; a lot of people know me from Gorilla Zoe, Future, Gucci Mane--but just working with him we've definitely established a relationship, and we definitely have a lot of experience on our hands. [And] now we have this "Loveeee Song" with Rihanna. The whole process [was cool]. Just sitting there and listening to the beat--that beat wasn't really my favorite, it really wasn't. It was just a beat I made, the type of feel I was going for: the whole R&B, melodic, love type feel, and I just threw it on and the recording process was crazy. Future went in and did his thing, then he shot it to Rihanna and she went in!
[When the album leaked out], I seen that and I was like, 'Wwwwhhhaaatttt?' Somebody always try to leak [stuff]. We just sent it out -- we're missing out on sales for real, for real. But you know the bootleggers gotta be the bootleggers, so you know, at the end of the day this is Rihanna we're talking about. [She's] definitely gonna do numbers first week.
Growing up in Atlanta, Luney Tunez, whose born George Jackson, was exposed to legends of hip-hop such as Kilo Ali, Lil John, and Dr Dre to name a few. After his playing days in the marching band he stepped out on faith with a Yamaha keyboard and a dream and hence Luney Tunez was born.
Check out "Loveeee Song":