Singled Out: "He Kept On Tweeting Me To Send Him Some Beats For Ludacris"
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:15AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Harry Fraud dissected his Action Bronson and French Montana-assisted "Mean" anthem, Atlanta producer Metro Boomin decodes Ludacris and Young Jeezy's "Raised In The South".]
I remember I was in St. Louis at the time, visiting my family for Christmas, Ludacris' A&R kept on tweeting me to send him some beats for Ludacris. Anybody could be anybody, so I was kind of skeptical about sending him some songs.
When I was at Morehouse, I was there with my boy Jeff. Luda's manager, that's his son. We went to school together. Jeff is a real good friend of mine so I checked with him to see if he was legit and he said he was official so I told him when I get back to Atlanta, I'll send him some beats for 'Cris.
He pulled up on me at the studio and I played him some beats. Actually, one of them I made while I was over in St. Louis. I didn't make the beat that long ago. I made it in like January.
They told me to come back and play somre more music for 'Cris and that's when I met him and he told me about the whole [Young] Jeezy idea. I ran into him in L.A. and I ran into him and he had a deejay plat it.
It's pretty much a wrap from there.
With everything going on, it's a lot to handle. The way I've taken everything in, it's very weird. It's a great feeling and I'm very grateful. I love that record.
Metro Boomin is a 19-year-old hitmaker who has already worked with Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Chief Keef and more before even being legally able to drink. He has worked on handfuls of music but also attends school at Morehouse University.
Check out "Raised in the South":