Here’s the next installment in YN’s behind the scenes look at the production on American Gangster.
Jay was talking to me about how impressed he was of the mixes of the songs that he was getting back. Like even he forgot your production pedigree.
I think that’s because since becoming a producer, I’ve done a lot of things. I know for a fact that a lot of people don’t really remember, as far as what I do in the studio as a producer. People see me as far as the glamorous life shit or just think of me as someone who’s shit crossed over, going pop or whatever. Sometimes they may forget about the Lox album, the Biggie albums the Mary—My Life, 411 albums and some of the hardest rawest shit ever to come out of New York in the last 10 years, we did those albums. To be honest the hardest album to come from a New York rapper, I produced it.
Sean acts like we never saw Making the Band. We all know that the real producers do all the work and then you come in and say "change those drums" and you put your name on it.