Exclusive: "For 'Bay Area Representatives', We Had To Filter Through All The Crap & Find The Diamonds" [Audio]
Monday, Mar 10, 2014 2:45PM
[With the release of B.A.R. (Bay Area Representatives) picking up steam, Memphis' Lil Wyte gives SOHH readers the inside scoop on his new Frayser Boy joint project.]
Me and Frayser Boy signed to Hypnotize Minds around the same time going back to 2001. We've done a lot of work together but we actually started recently talking about the Bay Area Representatives project.
We're both from Frayser, which is an area out here in Memphis. We call it the Bay Area. We've always talked about doing a collaborative album for about 10 years now. I've got some good plugs to get things happening now and me and him had bumped into each other about 6 or 7 months ago. We hadn't seen each other in about a year because of the both of us just grinding.
I was like, "Are you ready to do this album?," and he was like, "Yeah," and so we went right into it. We went into the studio the next day to start working on the project. We had about five tracks the first night.
I'm not going to lie, me and Frayser have a real good chemistry. Our sound is two completely different sounds but we're able to play off each other so well. I think him and his rap style and me knowing his rap style, we were able to really play off each other with no problem.
I think the hardest part was trying to find 15 awesome tracks that we both wanted. Today you've got 15 billion producers out here sending music. You can go on Twitter and say you're working on a new album and for producers to send their music and you'll get some 17-year-olds that same exact day send you some heat.
We had to filter through all the crap and find the diamonds in the rough and that was the most stressful part. Actually, it really wasn't that stressful. Frayser came to the table with a nice amount of beats and I came to the table with some beats.
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