LG was down to guest blog this week and give us his top 10 list along with a breakdown for each track. Some of the shit you’re about to read is pure gold. You can’t ask for much more than this so if you’re a fan of Rakim Told Me then you’ll appreciate some of these details.
10. Don’t Shut Down On A Player- Ill Al Skratch (New Jersey Drive Soundtrack)
I did this beat after watching a pre-screen of the movie New Jersey Drive.They filmed that flick in Brooklyn, so I made some shit that sounded like home.
9. The Weekend – Dave Hollister (maxi-single)
My nigga Teddy Blend was managing Dave and hit me wit an accapella to see what I would do and they was feelin that shit.
I did this remix after an Ill Al Skratch session, so I just had my peoples Ken Staten sing the hook. He also sang on Where’s My Homies.
5. Nigganometry – Canibus (Can-I-Bus)
When I did that beat I didn’t have the original Willie Hutch joint. I took that shit straight off The Chronic.
3. Out On Bail(Original Version) – Tupac
This song was supposed to be on the Me Against The World album, but it didn’t make it. My brother Easy Mo Bee & AB Money took me up to Pac’s Hotel to play some beats for him. He took the first track that came on and said let’s record it tonight. Eminem remixed it for Loyal 2 The Game and chopped Pac’s words to make it sound like he was saying Em, he was really saying LG.
I did this beat on some radio type shit cause we knew one of the r&b artists on Mercury was going to be on it. Originally it was supposed to be Joe on the song.
1. Where’s My Homies – Ill Al Skratch (Creep Wit Me)
I remember hearing Mr.Cee, who lived in my building cuttin up Playing Your Games on his show with Mr. Magic on 91.5 in NY. After that I had to fuck with it. Coincidentally, Mr.Cee was the one who broke the record.
Strange (Stranger Mixshow Mix) – Boogiemonsters
I did this track by just muffling the change in Playing Your Games(Barry White). We all did that a lot back then. I also produced 3 songs on the album with Derek “LA” Jackson who the Boogiemonsters were signed to at the time. Derek produced the album and had an incredible keyboard player play all the instruments. We all know him today as Scott Storch.
Dr. Feelgood – Ill Al Skratch Feat. Greg Nice, Nine, M.O.P. & Kid Capri
I did this track in Al Skratch’s crib. Nobody believes me when I tell em that beat is Hangin On A String By Loose Ends. Kid Capri got on it because Al Skratch knew him from Uptown. Nobody knew that nigga Al Skratch was a crazy DJ.