Singled Out: "When Eminem Makes Beats Sometimes, He Starts W/ A Skeleton"
Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 4:10PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Compton Menace broke down his "Ain't No Change" anthem, West Coast rapper Ca$his filters out his Eminem-featured "You Think That I'm Crazy" track.]
The record "You Think That I'm Crazy," I actually did that in Detroit with Eminem at the studio.
He just slapped on the beat and I went in. That was it. "Think That I'm Crazy," I think I wrote the first four bars and just ran with it. I just ran with it. I just spazzed out. I love that record.
I had a version of this about a year ago, a version of it that I was doing but it wasn't called that. I just went back in and re-tweaked it a couple of months later and killed it.
When I did it, I was just kicking a freestyle off the top of my head to the beat. I liked the beat and then when I heard it completely, with all of the different sounds in there, that's when I said, "Oh yeah, it's time. I'm going in and rocking out." I knew this record was coming out.
When Em makes beats sometimes, he starts with a skeleton. He'll give you a skeleton to start with and then he starts to put the beat together after you put the words in. That's what makes the sound so crazy.
He adds the post-production to what the artist is doing. So I had already kicked it and added some stuff into it and once I heard the real beat I was like, "Oh, I'm going in." And that was it.
It became a record instead of a song.
Ca$his is an American rapper, born and raised in Chicago, but relocated to Irvine, California in Orange County with his high school friend and producer Rikanatti to get away from the dangerous street life and to pursue his rap career. He is a member of the Gangster Disciples.
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