Singled Out: "I Wanted To Come Back W/ Something So People Can Be Like, 'He's Really Back On His Hip-Hop S**t'"
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 12:35AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record on Tuesdays and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Greezo broke down the Dead Prez-assisted "Still Bigger," Busta Rhymes protégé Reek goes into how his "Pound Cake" freestyle came together.]
On this record, you're noticing I'm rapping on somebody else's beat. I like to go for the elite class. That's why a lot of times when you hear these freestyles, it's over Drake, Jay Z or Lil Wayne's beats. The "Pound Cake" one just felt right.
It was just the right type of vibe. I could have chose a lot of different beats to rap over but I just felt like "Pound Cake" was a great vibe for me. That's the reason why I attacked that one first and foremost.
I have a few more coming out but "Pound Cake" was the first one. I just felt like it had that Reek vibe. I took a hiatus and been quiet for a while so I just wanted to come back with something that's really, really my sound so people can be like, 'Oh, he's really back on his hip-hop sh*t.'
I actually did this record in the city. I was in my studio out in Bushwick, out there in Brooklyn. I heard the Drake album and the "Pound Cake" one was the one where I kept saying, "You know what? When I'm finished recording these records for my ReekWhatYouSow [album], that's the freestyle I'm going to jump on."
So I was in the recording studio one day finishing up a record and I was like, "Okay, let's get into this 'Pound Cake.'" It just worked so smooth. It was 40 bars and I wrote the whole thing in like half an hour.
Check out Reek's "Pound Cake" freestyle: