In light of the recent release of Lil Wayne‘s “6 Foot, 7 Foot” Tha Carter IV single, SOHH talked to the track’s producer, Bangladesh, to get the scoop on his thoughts surrounding the Young Money banger.
In addition to addressing the comparisons to Wayne’s 2008 hit, “A Milli,” Bang also discussed the comparisons of the rapper’s verses to the track’s other featured artist, Cory Gunz.
“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 month, SOHH spoke to Young Money’s Short Dawg to get his reaction to the record.
“Everyone is hearing Lil Wayne doing what he do,” Short told SOHH referring to Weezy’s bars. “And Cory, that’s my dog. Me and Cory have been cool since he was back on Def Jam. A lot of people don’t know me and Cory have a cool relationship. Cory is like one of my comrades coming over to Young Money, getting drafted. It’s like when LeBron James came over to the Heat with Dwayne Wade. We were already cool and it just makes it that much better. Man, listen, both of them [are] awesome at what they do and ain’t nobody can top what they did. Period. I personally haven’t gotten my hand on the beat yet but if I touch it [for a remix], you already know what’s gonna happen.” (SOHH)
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)
According to producer Boi-1da, Wayne has invested time in New York to work on Tha Carter IV.
“We were actually just up in New York working, Lil Wayne was in there, too. I gave him stuff for Tha Carter IV. Man, 2011 is going to be a good year for music. Drake’s in tip top shape and what’s amazed me is that lyrically he’s gotten better. He was already an outstanding lyricist but now I’m just in anticipation of what people are going to think when they hear his new music…I know a lot of people had criticized him for singing, but I think he’s just coming back to show people why they fell in love with him, like ‘did you forget about me?.’ And it’s really coming out in his raps. It’s something I can’t even really explain it.” (VIBE)
Check out “6 Foot 7 Foot” below: