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Producer Bangladesh Explains Why Lil Wayne’s “A Milli” Is An Iconic Moment For Hip-Hop & For The Culture

Wed, Mar 14, 2018 by

Producer Bangladesh Explains Why Lil Wayne A Milli Is An Iconic Moment For Hip Hop & For The Culture

Last month on February 13th, “A Milli” from Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter III album that was produced by Bangladesh turned 10-years-old.

To celebrate it’s anniversary, the producer explained to Rap-Up why he did not like the single on the first listen, what made him change his mind, how it created a lot of new Weezy fans, the influence it has gave on rappers and producers, and more.

You can see what Bangladesh said about Tunechi‘s “A Milli” song after the jump below!

“I kind of didn’t like it at first listen. I was probably too slow to know what it was when I heard it. We didn’t make that song together… it kind of let me down to hear this song with no hook on it. We was conditioned to think things had to be structured a certain way, that it had to have this big hook, something relatable that people say and all that.”

“I wasn’t thinking about it like that. I was thinking about putting a hook on the song. I started hearing people say how it brought hip-hop back. When legends were saying this, I started paying attention and started studying why they were saying it… I’m a hip-hop head, so I started listening back. It was simple. 808s with drums and a chop, a sample. That’s hip-hop. Just raw drums, boom-bap type shit. That’s what they meant. As soon as I started understanding what it is, I started understanding the impact that it had.”

“It created a lot of Lil Wayne fans. There’s a lot of Lil Wayne babies today that we see just based off ‘A Milli’ coming out. There’s a lot of rappers right now that’s making it, that it inspired. There’s a lot of producers that’s making beats right now that, when they first heard ‘A Milli,’ that’s why they wanted to make beats. It’s impactful and I hear it all the time. It’s an iconic moment for hip-hop and for the culture.”

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  • YungJackBauer

    John is for the culture

    • Giraffe Boy

      .44 bulldog

      • YMYSL 🐍🐍

        my muhfuckin pet

    • Amazu Ukoh

      That song is annoying in 2018

  • #1Stunna 9X HQ Award Winner
    • #1Stunna 9X HQ Award Winner
    • Crown4weezy

      I got upgrade you as my winner

    • Jbadd504

      Ima do mine later

    • DJ AJG 214

      I’m stuc between HollyWeezy and Hustler Musik! Forget it. It’s a tie. Whoever made this is evil. 😂

      • Amazu Ukoh

        Hustler Musik was an anthem … even if you personally prefer HollyWeezy, gotta put in impact too

    • YEEZY SNEAKERS LOL

    • XOCorey

      I’m going with something you forgot, get over, trouble, and Georgia bush. I wish you would’ve put amen on here from the lilweezyana tape and i wish u would’ve put pussy money weed on there too

  • Giraffe Boy

    every article on lilwaynehq has something to do with a milli lol

  • For Nothing is one of Wayne’s best songs since those C5 singles man. Just a classic feel to it just spittin’

    • Raz!

      yep he bodied that beat

    • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

      Amen

    • Amazu Ukoh

      You spitting straight fax … best Weezy rapping since his prime … For Nothing & Big Bad Wolf

  • 🐐🐐

    I wish I was in the stu when wayne was recording 6 ft 7 ft

    • Raz!

      why

      • 🐐🐐

        Cause that nigga went off on that shit and he was having fun and I wanted to see the experience

    • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

      It woulda been a health hazard if you did: either you would have caught on fire or a contact high

      • 🐐🐐

        Lmao fr

    • Dr Carter

      Flame

    • Amazu Ukoh

      Mannnn

  • Raz!

    its boring seeing him perform it but no one can deny it is a legendary song

    • YMYSL 🐍🐍

      *through a screen

  • ßlย૨

    a milli and upgrade you were the first songs that made me not only like wayne but like aggressive rap to begin with. That was when i was 12 or 13, Before that I was the biggest michael jackson stan , and i liked Lloyd and chris brown lol. I started checking for new and old wayne music religiously after I heard his verse on Miss Me in 2010 I was 15

  • TuneThaGoat

    Genius did a article on fan sites but didn’t include / interview lilwaynehq 🤨

    • FUCK THEM, LWHQ THE BEST FANSITE ONLINE

      THEY SLEEPING ON LWHQ JUST LIKE EVERYONE SLEEPING ON WAYNE

    • Patrick H

      Disrespectful smh.

    • Bruh

  • David D

    New post

  • BIRDMAN AND WAYNE ARE STILL KISSING?

  • Patrick H

    Vizine > A Milli.

  • soloprynce

    I miss the ol days maine

  • XOCorey

    Still like the version with Cory Gunz better, it was supposed to been 3 or 4 versions of it on carter 3 but they scrapped that

  • A.

    we was conditioned?
    he clearly never stepped in a school.

  • jay a

    London roads.. my shit for life 🔥