Singled Out: "I Started Working W/ Mannie Fresh About 3 Or 4 Months Ago"

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 12:15AM

Written by SOHH for Carmine

[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After T3 explained how the new "Forever" track came together, Texas rapper Carmine decodes his Mannie Fresh-assisted "Plastic" remix.]

The "Plastic" record all came together from my home studio in Texas. The beat came from Reese Jones, he's one of my producers, he's part of my team. He sent the beat over to me and I recorded it and threw it on [2012's] Nothing Good, mix and mastered it, and put it on there.

Fast-forwarding it to now with the Mannie Fresh situation, it's a big gap but I started working with him about three or four months ago. When I was ready to put something out, because I've done about six or seven records with him in the vault, but I wanted to bring some light back on that project, Nothing Good, and that song was the perfect song because it matches up with his style. So his style and my style were able to mesh.

I didn't have the original "Plastic" beat. I don't know if anyone noticed but the original "Plastic" beat is different than the "Plastic" beat on the remix. My producer Reese actually lost the file to the beat so when I hit him, I was like, "Yo, Mannie wants to hop on this sh*t." We were about to record it and he lost the files.

Luckily, he's that good that he turned around and remade the beat in about 20 or 30 minutes. He put new drums on there. If you listen closely, you can tell the tiny little details on there. It's different from the first version to the new one.

Check out the "Plastic" remix:

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