After setting the music world ablaze with the beat for Lil Wayne‘s “6 Foot, 7 Foot,” producer Bangladesh now reveals he has once again been left waiting for payment from Cash Money/Young Money.
Although he affirms no relationship ties have been severely damaged, Bang said he is still waiting for payment on their Carter IV lead off single.
In regards to “6 Foot, 7 Foot,” Bangladesh claims to have waived the upfront fee that he usually charges artists, just so he could have the opportunity to work with Tunechi again. “It’s not about the money, it’s not about me charging him for the beat, because he is Lil Wayne; he’s gonna sell albums,” the producer said. “You only really charge people that you think is not gonna really sell too much, so you want to get your money off top. You might not get it on the back-end because albums don’t sell no more.” What he does know is that he can’t continue to work with Cash Money until things get resolved. “Every time we come up with a solution, it never gets taken care of. I just can’t keep really giving them music.” (MTV)
The song officially landed on Billboard’s Hot 100 list in late December.
“6 Foot 7 Foot,” the first commercial release from Weezy since his stint in jail, debuts at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The lead offering from next year’s highly-anticipated Tha Carter IV sold 166,000 downloads in its opening week and also claims the No. 3 spot on the Digital Songs chart. It is the second time he has debuted in the top 10 as a lead artist since September with the Drake-assisted “Right Above It.” Weezy debuted the Bangladesh-produced track on television for the first time during last weekend’s “SNL.” (Rap-Up)
Earlier this year, Bang spoke to SOHH about “6 Foot, 7 Foot” and “A Milli” comparisons.
“I think the industry just talks like that,” Bang told SOHH referencing “A Milli” and “6 Foot 7 Foot” comparisons. “You want to out-do your greatest. If his greatest was something else, ‘It’s better than this’ or ‘it’s 10 times better than that.’ You always want to out-do your greatest so ‘A Milli’ is the standard you want to reach. So you know, it’s ‘A Milli’ on steroids. I think that’s a great thing. You want to over achieve what you already did. [Lil Wayne and Cory Gunz] are both jamming. There’s no favorite [or who’s better]. Wayne’s different than Cory Gunz and Cory Gunz is Cory Gunz. I don’t really compare great rappers. Obviously one is bigger than the other, but they’re on the same team so it be the media that’s always trying to make the difference in the two. ‘Who’s better?’ It’s not really about that, they’re both good. I would buy both albums [if the song was featured on both their LP’s] for two different reasons. They’re not the same. You can’t compare what’s not the same.” (SOHH)
Last May, Bang aired out his frustrations with Cash Money over unpaid music.
“This is why Manny Fresh don’t f*ck with [Cash Money] because he never got any royalty money,” he said in an interview. “That’s why Baby can go around flaunting this cash, because that’s everyone else’s money… It’s not even Wayne’s fault. Wayne is not getting money. He is given money, he’s not getting money. If Baby gets a million dollars he’ll buy Wayne a Phantom, but that’s in Cash Money’s name. That 14-bedroom mansion isn’t Wayne sh*t. That’s why he have his own company, because he was trying to leave Cash Money and the only thing that would keep him there was [if they] gave him his own thing. But Baby still controls that. All those Young Money artists don’t even know that they not getting royalty money.” (VIBE)
Check out some recent Bangladesh footage below: