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DVLP Talks Lil Wayne, Producing “Side Bitch”, “Blunt Blowin’”, Tha Carter V & More

Tue, Jul 15, 2014 by

DVLP Talks Producing Side Bitch, Blunt Blowin, Lil Wayne, Tha Carter 5 & More

Producer DVLP recently chopped it up with Jay-Z’s Life+Times website for an interview, which you can read below.

DVLP discussed producing “Side Bitch“, being a fan of Lil Wayne, Tha Carter V, how he first met Wayne, being one of the first producers to work with him after he was released from Rikers Island, and more.

The producer also mentioned that Tunechi seems to be back to his old self after they had a studio session lately, the “Blunt Blowin’” song came from lyrics that Tune had wrote down while he was locked up, and Rick Ross’ “Rich Forever” track was originally going to be the intro to I Am Not A Human Being II after Weezy laid vocals over the beat!

Life + Times: How did “Side Bitch” end up being featured in an episode of Weezy Wednesdays?
DVLP: “Side Bitch” was an older track, but it was recently sent to Wayne by my manager. Actually, I was surprised to see it on “Weezy Wednesdays.” I believe it was just a matter of timing. I’m happy with the way the song turned out. I think it has great single potential.

L+T: Aside from the “Side Bitch” record, what else can we expect from Tha Carter V?
DVLP: He’s been someone who I’ve always looked up to, because, honestly, especially in the rap game, I don’t see that many people that work as hard as Wayne does. Wayne is a guy that is always recording. With that said, there are songs that have been recorded and songs that are being recorded, so you never really know what is going to make the album until the very last minute. Even the day of mastering, he’s changing bars or switching up portions of a song. I can say that the records that are possibles to make the album are amazing. I don’t like speaking too prematurely, but normally what me and Wayne make ends up standing out and being something pretty special. I think this album will have a lot of great records on it. He’s putting a lot of energy into it. I feel like he’s passionate about this album. He seems like he’s more passionate with this album than he has been with the last couple of albums. You want that passion from him. I know I want that. I’m a fan. I feel as fans we want that great Wayne who was spitting that shit back. With the time I spent with him in the studio it felt like he was back to being his old self. It was reminiscent of the way he used to really go in and lay that shit down, so I’m excited.

L+T: You’ve been working with Lil Wayne ever since you produced “Fireman” for him. How did you initially link up with him?
DVLP: “Fireman” came out in 2005, but that beat was made sometime in 2003. I was sitting on it for quite a bit. Around that time, I was working heavily with Juelz Santana, because besides doing production for him, I was pretty much his engineer. He randomly hit me one day saying that Wayne was coming into town and that I should come by the studio. He said they needed an engineer to cut vocals and that I could also throw Wayne some beats. That’s back when we were still using CDs. I ended up giving Wayne a beat CD with probably nine tracks. I got a call from him later that week saying that he wanted to cut vocals to six of the nine records that I left him. One of those records happened to be “Fireman.” There were different versions of that record. Most of the other records he cut from that initial beat tape ended up coming out on the mixtape circuit back when records were just leaking all over the place. I did produce two other joints on Tha Carter II, which were “Hit Em Up” and “Feel Me.”

L+T: You were one of the first producers to work with Wayne following his release from Rikers Island. What were those first few studio sessions like after his release?
DVLP: I wasn’t the first. There were a lot of people there that first night he hit the studio. When I had gotten there Pharrell had already been there. Khaled was there playing stuff from his producers. I had gone in there really with just one record that I had made specifically for Wayne, which was “Blunt Blowin’.” I made that a couple of weeks before he came home. I had a couple other beats, but “Blunt Blowin’” was the one I wanted him to get on. I felt like it was going to happen. With that beat I was really getting into character. I was thinking ball and chain and dark hallways. I was very cinematic in my approach to that record. I kept thinking that this guy had been in jail for eight months. I was sure he wanted to just lose his mind, so I wanted to make a really epic record where the music didn’t come in until about a minute and a half and really let him express himself. It was the first record that he cut when he came home. He spent about two days on it. A few records had come out before, but they were all recorded after “Blunt Blowin’,” including “6 Foot 7 Foot.”

L+T: What was the biggest difference in Wayne after his release from jail?
DVLP: He’s known as an artist that doesn’t write things down, but due to his incarceration and to him not being able to record frequently, he had to write out the lyrics. He had started using notebooks for the first time in almost eight years. All of his bars in “Blunt Blowin’” were from when he was incarcerated. I’m just happy that record really captured a moment for Wayne.

L+T: Rick Ross’ collaboration with John Legend, “Rich Forever” was originally an idea for Drake. How did it get to Ross?
DVLP: Funny enough, we were talking about me not wanting to have a sound, but with that record I did want it to have kind of the feel and arrangement of “Blunt Blowin’.” I wanted it to have a really long intro and for the beat basically not to drop for a while. That’s what I was going for with that beat. I was thinking it would be dope for Drake. I was thinking Wayne also and he had actually cut vocals to it. It was going to be the intro to I Am Not A Human Being II. Around the time Wayne was working on it, my manager Steven had gotten it to Ross’ camp. After Ross released in on his Rich Forever mixtape, I was kind of like “How are you putting this great song on a mixtape?” But it’s dope that the record became one of the highlights of that Ross’ project. Lyor Cohen told us that “Rich Forever” is the best record of Ross’ career.

Via Life+Times

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  • [Original] Gudda Gudda

    side bitch needs to drop

  • Bounce

    Blunt blowin was wrote down? No wonder that is my fav song off c4

    • http://www.lilwaynehq.com/ Tunechi Lionchess

      John or President Carter.

      • [Original] Gudda Gudda

        6 foot 7 foot

        • Patrick H

          how to love

        • PSN – iiAtex

          She Will

    • Godo Zilla

      I’m sure he wrote many songs and still do and if I was him I would never tell you slow niggas either lol

    • fewcha

      6 foot 7 foot was raps he wrote in rikers too

  • bro

    fireman is overrated

    • Patrick H

      its dope

  • http://www.lilwaynehq.com/ Tunechi Lionchess

    I wish rich forever with Wayne would come out, that song is dope.

    • fewcha

      my fav rick ross track
      its even better than stay scheming
      guaranteed it would of made a better intro to IANAHB2 than the current one

  • Kai Balduin

    Still waiting everyday for the “Side Bitch” song ! Tha Carter V

    • Godo Zilla

      I fukn feel ya homie, I been saying dat same shxt cuz my nigga I know I’mma play tha fk out dat song due to me having so many hoes on my dickk and new ones keep cumming

      • Guest

        If that Side Bitch drops on Itunes anytime soon , imma buy it a fucking 1000times !

        • fewcha

          i bet u dont

      • Kai Balduin

        That Song will be the “Lollipop” of Tha Carter V

      • fewcha

        we all know u a virgin lol

        • Tune Up

          LMFAO

        • Godo Zilla

          Glad you care about what I do with my dick’ smh bragging not even how you should look at it homeboy. Y’all lil niggaz hatin cuz a nigga got hoes on deck. Maybe one day when y’all get another mans dick out your mouth you’ll relate to loving pussy too

          • TwizzieTwitch

            Well I mean you just posted about how many girls you get online. It looks like trying to be cool like what do you expect niggas to reply to you like? “Pooh damn you a beast you get girls”? Like c’mon man just say you waiting for side bitch

            • Kai Balduin

              Good talk !

          • TwizzieTwitch

            Well I mean you just posted about how many girls you get online. It looks like trying to be cool like what do you expect niggas to reply to you like? “Pooh damn you a beast you get girls”? Like c’mon man just say you waiting for side bitch

      • PSN – iiAtex

        Anyone who brags about that shit in the sense of way you just did obviously doesnt get any.

    • THOTTIE

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I wanna lick yo nuts, and I have to admit something to yall…………………………………………..yes…………. I realy am a thot but…………………………………………………………………. i’m a guy……and I just love dick, so to all the niggas on this site who asked to fuck me…………….you a faggot.

      • Guest

        F*** you

      • Kai Balduin

        F*** you !

    • Young Money

      Coming Soon.

  • Euro

    Was the guy trying to say Wayne in the studio now is the same as he was when recording c2? Or did I misread?

    • http://www.lilwaynehq.com/ Tunechi Lionchess

      Yes which is good news LOL.

    • corbin wells

      he is lying to hype you up wayne ain’t back on c2 shit an never will be will be lucky if it’s no ceilings level which is pretty good too.

      • TwizzieTwitch

        Na don’t say that cuz you never know. Like how Eminem came back spitting hard on MMLP2. People didn’t think he do it and he did. Plus if its a nigga that been in the studio with him since 2005 then you can kinda trust him. I mean he won’t sound c2 because that gen is over. But his mind is def back on track

  • YOUNG THUG

    I WANNA HEAR WHAT WORK WEEZY DID WITH PHARRELL AFTER JAIL

    YES IS MY SHIT

    • [Original] Gudda Gudda

      i want cdq of smackdown too

    • Godo Zilla

      Pharrell wack and nigga u are too for even saying dat wack shxt

      • fewcha

        naw pharrell aint wack nigga

  • C5

    the picture from Krazy video?

    • [Original] Gudda Gudda

      yep

  • Tony Montana

    Whats the word on D6 or S4TWII??? we need that fire!!!

    • fewcha

      coming soon
      naw but for real weezy will probably record a tape when this tour starts
      thats what he normally does

  • Nukey

    “Blunt Blowin’” was one of my favourite tracks on C4 and “side bitch” should be the next single off C5 because from the snippet we got on WW it sounds like it could be the lollipop of CV :)

  • Weezy

    I still get the same feeling I had when I first heard blunt blowin

    Thats a dope track wayne

  • James

    He wrote blunt blowin in jail them bubblegum lyrics were written in jail? The song was cool but the lyrics

    • Weezy

      Did u forget he also wrote the light up verse in jail

      • TRUKFIT

        CLASSIC VERSE

  • Patrick H

    so side bitch is single potential ayyy?

  • YMCorey

    I fucks with develop he did a bunch of shit for wayne

  • Chuck_Brazy

    Wayne should write on DOA for old time’s sake.

  • Nemisa

    Hype level for C5 is rising

  • C5Slime

    Danny I’m at montreux festival in Switzerland and I met Princess of Luxembourg and she says wayne is only “urban” music she has on her iPod and she loves him and I told her bout C5 and told her to check out your site. Could add to the compliments page, quite an unusual fan

    • TRUKFIT

      IS THERE A VIDEO OR ARTICLE ON IT?

    • http://www.lilwaynehq.com/ Daniel Mousdell

      That’s dope! Appreciate it!

  • wasTheDeal

    Dope info thanks for the facts danny

  • Dorian X

    “I feel like he’s passionate about this
    album. He seems like he’s more passionate with this album than he has
    been with the last couple of albums.”

    “With the time I spent with him in the
    studio it felt like he was back to being his old self. It was
    reminiscent of the way he used to really go in and lay that shit down,
    so I’m excited.”

    Hell fuck yeah.

  • Linoh Locc

    I cant wait till Side Bitch & Tina Turn Up drops !! Im soo fckn ready for dem !!!

  • Tunechi4Lifeya

    I think Wayne should have his own TV show for real.

  • wasTheDeal

    Young mula skinny s and some supras belly of the beast till it pukes mother fuckers

    • TRUKFIT

      WHY THIS?
      WHY THAT?
      WHY YOU ON THAT ‘WHY’ SHIT?
      MUDAFUCKA ASK ME WHY, I SAY ‘YM’

  • T

    I see exactly what he was talkin about w/ Blunt Blowing. The beat is so dark and it’s probably Wayne’s darkest song, and the beat stays calm until it goes into the chorus and the second verse.

  • CV

    You guys sound dumb. “it was written its wack” yall krazy blunt blowin was a banger yall kno it. Not sure how many sales it had (if someone does please shut these fake fans up) it was actually very lyrical. I think if Wayne took the time and actually wrote some shit it’ll be dope. But I personally prefer the krazy Wayne. Go in record put it out

    • King

      I believe Blunt Blowing went platinum in 2013.

      • CV

        Hey platinum is platinum right? The numbers don’t lie. Thanks man

  • MallyMal58

    Has “side bitch” already came out?

    • Dwayne Carter

      Yes

    • TRUKFIT

      YES ITS #1 ON ITUNES RIGHT NOW

  • KingZ

    Wayne should write more often…

  • TRUKFIT

    DID DANNY BAN THE TDE HATIN ASS NIGGA?

  • lilwaynefanz

    Carter V gonna be amazing!!!