Singled Out: "I Felt Like I Was Really Going To Be W/ This Girl"
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 12:15AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After MC Shan decoded his "Everybody Wanna Be A Big Star" track, Slum Village's T3 explains how the new "Forever" Evolution track came together.]
"Evolution" came about from a real situation I was going through with a girl. I was really upset that day, that night, so I stayed up late and I was working with some beats and I came up with the rough version of the beat and I laid down my lines.
I played it for [Young R]J and he finished up the beat and added his touches to the beat and got his lyrics. After that, we called up Illa J to get him involved with the song. Illa laid his part down.
It all came from real life situations. I had a situation where I felt like I was really going to be with this girl and it wasn't panning out the way I thought it would be. I was really hurt by that. It's real life emotions.
I made this record so far in advance [of the new Evolution album] before we got that going and I didn't have an inkling that it was going to be the album's single but it definitely works.
They knew it was personal because they know everything about me. They thought it was all dope. I think we keep it real and people can identify with that. That's the best way to go about it, just keep it true.
Chances are, if you are anywhere near the Detroit music scene, you have heard of the influential hip hop trio that makes up Slum Village. The group was founded in the early 90?s by 3 childhood friends: Baatin, T3, rapper and producer J Dilla, who all grew up together in the Conant Gardens neighborhood of Detroit, MI. After leaving Pershing High School, the trio began to forge a path into the Detroit underground hip hop scene and quickly found themselves steadily gaining popularity, where they originally went by the name Ssenepod.
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