It happens a lot in the music business. Beats sometimes get passed around to several artist before one buys it.
That’s exactly what happened with Lil Wayne’s new song “6’7” according to producer Bangladesh. We could have been sitting here talking about how T.I. ripped it on his new ‘No Mercy’ album. Instead it dound it’s way to Weezy.
“Due to the situation and the circumstances of the Cash Money situation I wasn’t really thinking about Wayne at that moment when I made it. I just knew that the beat was a big track and I couldn’t at the time think of nobody that could swag this like out like that or was worthy enough of this beat really,” Bang told BET.
At around the same time T.I. was working on his new album. Bang decided to send the track over to Gee Robertson, president of the rap division at Atlantic Records.
“I was actually sending the beat to Gee for T.I. I mean not that I think T.I. would sound that good on the beat. They were just looking for a single and somebody said, ‘Man send that over to Gee, T.I. need something.”
I already dealt with T.I., I know how T.I. is, I know he really wouldn’t be rocking this beat right there, so I sent it anyway.” the producer said.
Gee also happened to be a part of Lil Wayne’s management team. As soon as he heard the beat he called Bangladesh back, saying it would be perfect for Weezy instead of TIP.
So despite not having been paid for the ‘A Milli’ beat from Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter III’ album, Bang decided Wayne would be a better choice over T.I. for it.
I have never heard a producer be as critical of a rapper as Bangladesh was regarding T.I. He just has a totally different style than Wayne, but the man is a proven hit maker. I can’t see Tip deciding to use the track and not do it justice, but I could be wrong.
Do you guys think T.I. would have done just as good of a job as Wayne?