Singled Out: "It Was Just Talking About Getting A Female's Backside To Jump"

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 3:15PM

Written by SOHH for Ying Yang Twins & Mr. Collipark

[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Harry Fraud dissected his infectious "Yacht Lash" anthem, Ying Yang Twins and Mr. Collipark unravel their new "Make It Jump" smash.]

We just went into the studio and knew we had to come out with something fresh and new. We needed to come out and really bring something. We still have high relevance because our old songs still crank the clubs but we knew we had to put something together that was fresh and that was new.

It doesn't take us too long to make anything because we love the music. -Kaine

One thing that's important to mention is that we're always looking to have that vibe to put things together. Music had really started to slow down. Drastically. Everybody is 1-2-3-4-5. We just wanted to bring out something that was creative and bring it back up to speed because everything had been so slowed down.

People want to dance again and in order for them to dance again, they need the Ying Yang Twins. This record pretty much just got made. You can almost say it got made overnight. It wasn't overnight, but it took a little while.

Kriss Kross is part of the reason why I started rapping. We had to throw that in there but it wasn't really them in our minds, at first. It was just talking about getting a female's backside to jump. Make it jump. Kriss Kross was too young to know how to make a backside jump, so they just had everybody jump. -D-Roc

As a producer, I came out of the house and someone asked me, 'What's up with you and Ying Yang?' So the biggest challenge for me is to not compete with the greatness that we already did. That's number one.

When we put out records, we're competing with ourselves because nobody did what we did. Number two, I had to make sure the record didn't sound old. Going back into the studio, we probably recorded six or seven records before we came up with "Jump." For me, I had to go see their live performance again to see that energy because I don't get that in the clubs anymore. So I went to a couple of their shows and I captured their energy. That's how the track came together for me.

What's funny is as a producer, I really haven't been producing and beat-making. So I'm learning all of the new software. I'm just now getting onto a lot of these new things. Within that, my whole thing is, I'm not going to say stealing, but a lot of these cats are taking from what we did five and six years ago.

I can't take from anybody and I can't borrow from anybody. So I'm asking myself, 'What can I do to separate us because we started a sound and separate us from these young cats?'

Everybody is very 808-driven right now. Every track you put on in the club now is heavy on 808. -Mr. Collipark

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