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STREETRUNNER Talks Dropping Mixed Versions Of Lil Wayne’s Older Songs, Why “Gossip” Never Leaked, “Tha Carter 3” & More

Wed, Nov 16, 2016 by

STREETRUNNER Talks Dropping Mixed Versions Of Lil Wayne Older Songs, Why Gossip Never Leaked, Tha Carter 3 & More

STREETRUNNER recently chopped it up with Yoh for an interview with DJ Booth about producing classic Lil Wayne tracks.

The producer revealed why he decided to start releasing mastered versions of older Wayne songs every month, originally having four beats on Tha Carter III before the album leaked, why “Gossip” never leaked, and plenty more.

You can read what STREETRUNNER had to say after the jump below!

On releasing mixing and mastered versions of older Lil Wayne songs:
“The main reason I started mixing and mastering the records is last year going through YouTube I found the worst versions of these songs. I was cringing at hearing the way they sounded, so I decided to remaster one record for starters, and that song was ‘Cry Out (Amen).’ After it was done being mixed and mastered, I tweeted out the song and the response was bananas. I had to upgrade my SoundCloud page two times the day that I dropped it because my page couldn’t handle the plays and the downloads. Once I saw that response from the fans, there’s clearly fans who want this. They need this. And every month I tried to do one. I tried to add a little extra remixes and versions that people haven’t heard, but for the most part I left all the songs in their raw form with a good mix and master to them.”

On working on beats for Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III album:
“After he recorded the first two songs that’s when I found out he was in ‘Carter III’ mode. In my mind, I was thinking he was going to knock it out and the album would be out in December, like ‘Tha Carter III.’ A lot of these joints would’ve possibly been contenders for ‘Carter III’ if they didn’t leak. But throughout the process of him building up that much-needed momentum that lead to him becoming as hot as he became during that era, two years of him just dropping music. All the features, mixtapes and legendary leaks. People were getting their hands on everything Wayne and putting it out for whatever reasons. But there was a time when I was with [Wayne’s manager] just chopping it up and he showed me a potential tracklisting for ‘Carter III’ and I had four records on there: ‘RappaPomPom,’ ‘1 Night Only,’ ‘Trouble,’ and one more I can’t recall.”

On how Lil Wayne’s “Gossip” song never leaked like other songs:
“Nobody knew it existed. One time I went to the studio for Mack Maine and Tez and Gee Roberson were there. Tez introduced me, told Gee about ‘Trouble’ and ‘1 Night Only,’ speaking very highly of them. I asked Tez why they never talk about ‘Gossip’ the way they talk about those records because ‘Gossip’ was a monster. He told me that he never heard of ‘Gossip.’ Back in December of ‘06 I got a call that Wayne recorded to the ‘Gossip’ beat, and the engineer told me not to give it to anybody because the song was so hot. The beat was fire, so I had a feeling after Wayne recorded it that the song would be bananas. Since Tez didn’t know of the record, the engineer went through Wayne’s drives and found the record. The song was never bounced, and was left unopened and untouched after Wayne laid down his vocals. Wayne not bouncing it saved the record because during this time everything leaking like a faucet. It never reached any flash drive, CD, iPod, email, or was played in the studio. Not even management had it. Once they found it, it was on. Which lead it to being the song that he used in his epic BET performance.”

On working hands-on with Lil Wayne’s songs:
“These sessions are really old by the way. Some of them, I was looking for beats that date back to easily 2003-2004. Motherfuckers were still on MySpace back then, hahaha. If some of these records wouldn’t have leaked, I don’t know if Wayne even has all the old drives. It would be hard to search through all the music he did back then. I was lucky enough to make these records, get the sessions, and work on them hands-on. I got a lot of people like yourself that didn’t know I did it or are aware of me. I get hit up on Twitter by guys who tell me when they were in middle school and high school and these songs were their soundtrack and it’s super ill to me because my soundtrack in middle school was like Mobb Deep’s ‘Shook Ones,’ Nas’ ‘Illmatic,’ so to know I supplied the soundtrack for people is super dope to me. I’m glad I made my mark that way.”

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  • OGER’S OILS

    My flow is Rare these other rapper nice,
    These other rappers bark
    Some of em even bite
    But I’m much more bright
    I gave the game sight

    • Raz!

      classic

  • Ye’

    Damn

  • Reptar

    Tf I never knew street runner was white lmao smh

    • Raz!

      i dont think he is

  • Moneyboyk

    Did he get placements on c3, or all the tracks he did leak. If so thats fucked up

    • Raz!

      they all leaked except playing with fire but that was removed from c3 for pussy monster which is why cortez bryant needs to be fired

      • Mk🕊🕊🕊(0% trolling)

        Lol its maybe wayne opinion

        • TRUKFIT

          TEZ PICKS TRACKLISTS WAYNE HAS CONFIRMED HE DOESNT CARE FOR TRACKLISTS

      • Moneyboyk

        Damn

      • Seattle@Home

        Yeah they got sued for some copy-right shit or something like that over that track.. one of his best tho, sucks it didn’t make the final tracklist. It woulda put C3 well above and beyond any other album. But its still #1 to most people. I think C3 had something for everybody.

  • Mk🕊🕊🕊(0% trolling)

    When it comes to the crown 👑 i done dread locked it down

    • Raz!

      its lil tunechi the best rapper alive i rep five

      • TRUKFIT

        OH MY, IN A DOUBLE R, I’M RE-READY TO DIE

    • realone504

      I keep on saying this if him and Wayne make an album together it would be perfect

  • Raz!

    i actually didnt know streetrunner did gossip

    • Mk🕊🕊🕊(0% trolling)

      Lol me too

  • Pleasure Bucket #EBK

    He so sexyyyyy💦

  • Richft3

    Wayne & Drake needa collab album asap!

    • Bang

      Drake gonna need to bring his A game

    • Youngvking

      Wayne, Drake & Nicki Minaj need to do that. Call it The GOAT’s 🐐🐐🐐

  • OGER’S OILS

    best street runner prod track isTrouble IMO of course

    • Mk🕊🕊🕊(0% trolling)

      Agree

    • TRUKFIT

      I PREFER AMEN/CRY OUT

    • Time

      Pray to the Lord

      • Seattle@Home

        Pray to the Lord – #16 all-time

    • Porta-Potty Tunechi

      Was just thinking this

    • dio6

      mine is Scarface 🙂

  • E dog

    We not getting a project for Thanksgiving or he woulda announced it already…

    • TRUKFIT

      NOT NESSECARILY

  • TRUKFIT

    GOOD READ

  • Time

    What song Streetrunner dropping next?

    • Tunited We Stand

      Scarface

      • Seattle@Home

        Hell yea. #12 track all-time

  • Giraffe Boy
    • Mk🕊🕊🕊(0% trolling)

      We about to add d6 too

  • BiteTest

    Honestly when that streetrunner dropped on the wayne track we knew it was on. Nobody shifted the game lil Wayne did. NIGGAS HATED REBIRTH! Without that there would be no lil uzi vert. I don’t think rap would dominate the world the way it has had it not been for wayne & Kanye. Give them niggas 3 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼 One time.

  • KingKunta_24

    Who produced Lisa Marie. If that was him he should release the cdq of that next.

    • Seattle@Home

      Great track. #269 All-Time

      260- Long Time Coming (Carter #2, LFLS – mixtape)
      Boom (DD3)
      Where You At (500 Degreez)
      S.A.S.A.R.A.F.
      Awkward
      Trap House (S4TW2)
      Levels (D5)
      Jumpman (NC2)
      This Is Why Im Hot/ Intro (DD3)
      Lisa Marie
      270- The Leak ft. Twist

  • Malik

    That’s a interesting story to “gossip” definitely prolly my 3rd fav track behind I’m Me & On Fire

    • Seattle@Home

      Ehh.. its great.. but IT HAS Annoying Constant Beeping Noise in the back ground that, besides form the lyrics. .. is unlistenable-to

      • Tunited We Stand

        Nah something is wrong with you

        • Seattle@Home

          U cant hear the annoyingg ass beeping noise during the whole song? It almost ruins it..

          • dio6

            lol Thats the hip hop EKG, which nowadays would be a flat-line.

  • Sparks

    We definitely need more Wayne and street runner collabs.

  • #1Stunna(Look at ur Phone)

    speakin of RappaPomPom..anyone got a download link??

    • Seattle@Home

      Lol just watch what i do..

  • Malik

    Bouta pull up after this fye ep of Empire go off

  • Malik
    • #1Stunna(Look at ur Phone)

      you real

  • Seattle@Home

    1. No Quitter
    2. I’m Me
    3. Do It Again
    4. Crazy (Da Drought 3)
    5. Get Over (C2)
    6. When They Come For Me
    7. 30 Minutes To New Orleans
    8. BM Jr.
    9. Told Yall
    10. Go DJ
    11. PMW
    12. Scarface
    13. 3 Peat
    14. Kobe Bryant
    15. Carter II (track #13 on C2)
    16. Pray to The Lord
    17. Fly In
    18. I’m A Beast
    19. I Feel Like Dying
    20. American Dream
    21. Amen (Cry Out) (LWA V.1)

    • #1Stunna(Look at ur Phone)

      GOAT

      • Seattle@Home

        #21 is the first song he talks about

        • #1Stunna(Look at ur Phone)

          stop

          • Seattle@Home

            Lol facts… ? Thats what i speak. Wanna leave yet?

  • It’s_Joshh

    I walked right in hip hop like, “Where my dinner be at?”
I ate that and I was like, “Where my dinner be at?” 🔥🔥💯

    • Tunited We Stand

      Nobody thinking like that these days. This nigha would say the craziest shits

  • King Slime Thugger

    Living in the past smh

    • #1Stunna(Look at ur Phone)

      boy

      • Seattle@Home

        Hes a Wayne hater. Don’t pay no mind

    • Nathaniel Diaz

      Cuz its fuckin history, the same way they tell stories about George Washington n em

  • #1Stunna(Look at ur Phone)

    Anyone got a download link to Mr Postman?

    • #1Stunna(Look at ur Phone)

      and I feel like dying

    • TunechiDaking❗♠❗

      check virpearl and search the song you looking for on the site

  • Tunited We Stand

    Bruh nobody touching that era wayne

  • Kollegiate Kermit
    • Tunited We Stand

      Blassic

  • OGER’S OILS

    Drake a boss for goin up to KD like that!!

  • WeezyBaBadaBoope

    Wayne said he got 2 Albums comin in our way 2016 … Whats up with that?