With the recent release of Lil Wayne and Cory Gunz‘s “6’7″ single, SOHH reached out to Young Money’s Short Dawg to get his reaction to his crew’s anthem.
Applauding Weezy’s lyrics on the record, Short said he was especially excited over his longtime friend and recently inducted YM labelmate Cory Gunz’ display of showmanship.
“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)
Producer Bangladesh recently compared “6’7″ to 2008’s “A Milli” hit.
“I wouldn’t say [‘6 Foot 7 Foot’] is better than ‘A Milli’ because ‘A Milli’ did so much to hip-hop. When he first did ‘A Milli,’ I didn’t see the vision. So, off the rip it gave my opinion about it not being what I thought it should be because of his approach. And I’m correct because he said in an interview, he didn’t even feel like it was a single. He just felt like it was like something to go in and rip, some mixtape sh*t. But it ended up being much more than I expected and much better because it didn’t have the typical elements of a song that you usually need to make a hit. I did my part, he did his. It all came together and it worked. I think because he seen what ‘A Milli’ did, it prepared him more for this [and] I could tell his writing was different.” (Complex)
Although partial to “A Milli,” Bang said Wayne still did the “6’7″ instrumental justice.
“The overall wittiness is everything I was saying about ‘A Milli’ when it came to be,” the producer explained. “He freestyled ‘A Milli’, and before it was big and we knew what it was gonna do, we all had our opinions of it. A lot of people loved it, but me being the creator of the art, I didn’t see the vision that he had. I think he attacked it as a mixtape. And that was the genius of what he did and it became the biggest thing. The way he approached this one, was everything that I wanted him to do on ‘A Milli’. I think he’s really focusing on every line. It’s like he’s writing. It’s different. It’s a whole ‘nother level of cleverness to it.” (MTV)
Last week, Bang admitted Wayne’s track was originally made for T.I.
“Due to the situation and the circumstances of the Cash Money situation, I really wasn’t thinking about Wayne at that moment when I made it,” Bang revealed in an interview. “I just knew that the beat was a big track and I couldn’t at the time think of nobody that could swag this out like that or was worthy enough of this beat really…I was actually sending the beat to [Atlantic Records executive] Gee [Robertson] for T.I. I mean, not that I think T.I. would sound good on the beat, they were just looking for a single and somebody said, ‘Man, send that to Gee, T.I. need something.'” (BET)
Check out “6’7″ below: