Singled Out: "I Can Write My Rhymes In The Crib, Car Or Wherever I'm Getting It At"
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 2:30PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Hot Rod broke down his "Unreachable" single, Swishahouse rapper Lil Keke unravels his "Me & My Old School" anthem.]
"Me & My Old School" is a great record. It really happened simply. I remember just reaching out to Big K.R.I.T. He was on Twitter posting something and I was on Twitter posting something and so I just hit him up like, "Hey man, let's do some music."
I think we ended up putting the track together if not that same exact day then it was the next day. We sent the track right over, smashed it and then months later we did the video and it came out great.
I don't know how Slim Thug ended up on there. Once K.R.I.T. told me he was putting it together, we just really put it together and I sent over my verse and the next thing I knew it was Slim Thug on there.
We didn't actually do the whole song together, we actually did it the new wave way. We did it the e-mail way so we weren't all in the studio. Once the song was finished, I heard it and then we did the video with all of us together.
I like to write my rhymes wherever. I can write my rhymes in the crib, in the car or wherever I'm getting it at, in the studio. I have a studio at my house and I have another studio so I've got access to [a recording booth] whenever I need it.
I can just put the song or verse together whenever I'm ready.
A member of the loosely organized Houston-based rap collective known as the Screwed Up Click, Lil' Keke quickly proved himself to be one of the collective's strongest artists, debuting in 1997 with Don't Mess wit Texas. By the time of It Was All a Dream (1999), Keke had become one of the hottest young rappers in Houston and continued to record albums annually.
Check out the "Me & My Old School" music video: