Singled Out: "It Was One Of The Best Moments In My Life - Warren Got Me So F*cked Up"
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 12:10AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Eve broke down her "She Bad Bad" anthem, Young Jeezy protégé Tone Trump decodes his new Warren G-assisted "What You Smoking On" single.]
The "What You Smoking On" record came together really with me working with Young Jeezy and Warren G's worked with Young Jeezy and I've always been a fan of his. Warren actually produced the Jeezy and Ne-Yo smash record from last year. So he kinda got back on the radar but I've always been on Warren G's radar because I've always been a fan.
I reached out to Warren to see if he would be down because I was out in Los Angeles just working and I went out to his studio. It was one of the best moments in my life, as far as hip-hop is concerned. He let me listen to a lot of unreleased Nate Dogg records, we vibed and he played me a bucnh of beats.
Actually, I was out in New York working with one of my guys and he played the hook for "What You Smoking On" and was like, "Yo, this is like a G-Funk, Nate Dogg and Warren G vibe." So I knew it was only right to get Warren on this record, so I reached out to him and we got it going right away.
One of the main reasons I put Warren G on the record is because when I was kicking it with him in the studio and keep in mind I smoke a lot of weed. But being in a studio with a West Coast guy, Cali dudes smoke differently. They can smoke, smoke, smoke and Warren got me so f*cked up so putting him on the "What You Smoking On" record only made sense.
That was my highest point ever. The homie just kept rolling and rolling. I was around an OG smoking and I've never tapped out but this was the first time I was like, "I don't think I need any more f*cking weed."
I almost missed my flight. I had a flight that night f*cking with the OG. I was like, "Yo, I'm going to miss my flight," and that was one of the reasons. The record is dope, I get a lot of love and I'm actually getting ready to shoot the music video for it in Los Angeles.
In 2007, Tone Trump teamed up with fellow Philadelphia-area rappers Jay Bezel and Hedonis da Amazon to produce an antiviolence single entitled "Every Day Is Crazy." One of Tone Trump's songs was chosen for the soundtrack for Close to Death, a documentary on urban gun violence by Philadelphia-based producers, getting him on the radar of a few major record labels. He also owns his own record label, Top Notch Entertainment. He was also signed to G-Unit Philly and also a member of The G-Unit Philly Group (with Mike Knox, Ive Vegas, Cotic) from 2009 he left the label due to a feud with co member Mike Knox . In January 2010, Tone Trump made a collaboration with Black Wall Street's artist Nu Jerzey Devil called "What It Look Like." He recently signed a deal with Young Jeezy's CTE World label.
Check out "What You Smoking On":