Wed 13 Oct 2010
Working toward a positive cause, Dipset’s Freekey Zekey will be helping register bone marrow donors tomorrow in athe Minisink Townhouse in New York City. Potential donors can register on location tomorrow at 646 Lenox Avenue from 2pm-6pm.
Also, I had a chance to interview Asher Roth this past Monday. We talked about his upcoming Sophomore set, working with Pharrell & Organized Noize and more. Check out some excerpts as well interviews from Drake and CyHi Da Prynce (G.O.O.D. Music) after the jump…
Drake on the first time he heard Lil Wayne’s “A Milli”:
“A Milli is just one of those songs where it will never be another,” Drizzy told VIBE, from Best Buy Theater’s green room in New York. “It’s very rare that you can say that this is a once in a lifetime moment and song. I remember exactly where I was when I heard ‘A Milli’—the first version had Cory Gunz on it. I got it off the Internet and had no clue what it was. I couldn’t imagine it being a single. I don’t even know if I really knew Wayne yet. Maybe it was after the first time meeting him.”
The singing rapper continues: “Me and my DJ, Future The Prince, we took it to the club and played it all night. The song just grew and grew. It’s an incredible song not only because it displayed Wayne’s talent as a rapper and the fact that he had a number one record without a hook. But just the simplicity of the combination of having the right beat and right rapper trying something new.” – VIBE/MikeyFresh
Asher on his upcoming sophomore album The Spaghetti Tree: (via VIBE/MikeyFresh)
I know you already worked with Pharrell and Nottz. How far along with the album are you?
I mean we’ve had to make a couple compromises and sacrifices along the way, but we’re about 60% done with the album. We have a really good idea where we’re heading sound-wise. I’ve already recorded with Pharrell, Nottz, Ryan Leslie, and Organized Noize, and there’s still a lot more music I’m going to record. If everything goes to plan everyone is going to have three joints on there. It’s going to be one sound though as a whole. I’m really being methodical with this project. That’s kind of my mission statement. And I’m still going to drop an EP with Nottz, first.
Do you have a favorite record from the album yet?
I did this record called “Lunch Box” with Organized Noize and for now it reigns supreme as the one I listen to the most. I don’t really listen to my stuff that much. I’m the type of artist where if I lay something down—that’s it. If it’s not popping—it’s not popping. I don’t go back a million times. Those guys are so fun to be around and are creative as hell. I was in there, Sam, Rico, Ray and Sleepy Brown out in LA. We did almost like a bebop record —kind of like my version of “Hey Ya” if you will.
It really seemed like you wanted to step away from the spotlight as it was being put on you more and more with the success of “I Love College”.
I had to step away for a bit. I turned everything off and just went the fuck home. It got to point where there were a lot of band wagon people around. The “Fuck The Money” record with B.o.B. really inspired that. Me and B.o.B. got cool while on we were on tour. I swear to you I did my part in 26 minutes—from writing it to recording it. It summed up how I felt at the time about the music industry.
Were you close to calling it quits though?
I had thoughts but I was just a kid when my music started taking off. The Greenhouse effect happened when I was around 19-20 and my first album 21-22—it came to a point whether I had to decide if I was going to let other people control my life or take reigns. Anybody can say I made the wrong or right decision, but I know it’s what I wanted. I have no one else to blame but myself and I love that.
(Read The full interview at VIBE)