Singled Out: "9th Wonder Made That Beat In Like 7 Minutes. It Was Incredible"

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 7:45PM

Written by SOHH for Torae

[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Ca$his filtered out his "You Think That I'm Crazy" anthem, New York rapper Torae breaks down "Steady Mobbin'."]

First of all, 9th Wonder is incredible.

I'm going to tell this story and you probably have heard it a few times but 9th Wonder made that beat in like, seven minutes. It was ridiculous.

I was down in North Carolina, big shout-out to everyone at Bright Lady Studios, I went down there and was working with everyone from Khrysis to 9th and the entire crew. 9th came in and he was like, "Okay, let's work, let's get busy."

He went through some records, he listened to records for a few minutes and then he came upon the record, looped it, threw some drums behind it and was like, "So what do you think of that?" I was like, "Yeah, that's dope," and he said, "Okay, rock with it."

I think that was "Steady Mobbin'" and he did the same thing about ten minutes later and came with the "Shakedown" beat. He was like, "What do you think of that?" I was like, "That's dope" and he said, "All right, let's get busy."

I wrote them both on the spot, I recorded them both on the spot. Both of those songs came about, I would say, 45 minutes to an hour. That's really just how he rocks. He's real meticulous with his sound but it doesn't really take him long to get what he's looking for.

That's the real backstory behind it. I think it probably took him about 15 minutes to make both of those beats; "Steady Mobbin'" and "Shakedown." And then I wrote rhymes, we went in and recorded it.

That was it.

Torae (born Torae L. Carr) is an American rapper from the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York. Career, Torae gained recognition by collaborating with DJ Premier and Marco Polo. He and Polo went on to receive critical acclaim for their collaborative LP entitled Double Barrel.

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