Singled Out: "It's Definitely A Strip Club Track, But I Wanted To Make Sure The Ladies Would Say, 'D*mn'"
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 2:15PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Beanie Sigel broke down his "Dangerous" track, rap newcomer Denzil Porter unlaces his "Rock, Paper, Scissors" anthem."]
The thing about "Rock, Paper, Scissors," it's definitely a strip club track. But I wanted to make sure that the ladies would say, "D*mn," because I got a lot of songs that I feel people may underestimate the potential or the lyrics.
So I went with this "Rock, Paper, Scissors" approach and was like, "Watch this, I'm going to take this hot beat, this type of party track," which is something where you would just hear a hot beat and a hot hook and decided I'm going to put hot lyrics to it that everybody is going to understand.
The day when [my producer] Claws came in, he had a whole batch of beats. Claws is my homeboy, that's who I grew up with. He put on the batch of beats and "Rock, Paper, Scissors" came on and it's called "NFL," actually, and the beat was just knocking.
I've got a studio in my crib's basement and the beat was knocking and the whole place was beaming. So I started going through verses that I had for previous projects and that first verse right there, I wanted to captivate fans from my area. That first was actually something from like the end of my high school days, that's early, that's why it's so dope to bring that verse back and see how it captivates people now shows I had a little potential from back then.
Then on the second verse, I said, "You know what? I'm going to surprise people with something brand new. Something fresh. I'm going to switch it up crazy." So it basically came up on the fly. Once Claws came up with the beat, the inspiration came from that.
Denzil Porter grew up in the north Bronx, NY with a passion for Hip-Hop music from a young age. In high school Denzil Porter began freestyling and battling, defeating all competitors. In 2004 Denzil Porter founded WreckHouse Entertainment, which produces music out of his in-house studio and hosts parties and events. With three mixtapes under his belt: On My Way Home, Live From The Other Side, and Home Made Music, and newly released Porter's Pot, Denzil Porter is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
Check out Denzil Porter's "Rock, Paper, Scissors"