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Cool & Dre Explain How “Phone Home” Kicked Off The Idea & Start Of Lil Wayne’s “Rebirth” Album

Sat, Sep 28, 2019 by

Cool & Dre Explain How Phone Home Kicked Off The Idea & Start Of Lil Wayne Rebirth Album

Cool & Dre recently chopped it up with DJ Booth over the phone to share stories behind some of their biggest songs that they have produced.

One of these tracks that the production duo named as one of the biggest in their catalogue is Lil Wayne‘s “Phone Home” off his Tha Carter III album.

You can check out Cool & Dre reveal how “Phone Home” came about, which was during a recording session for DJ Khaled’s “We Takin’ Over” single, below.

The Miami producers also explain that the idea and start of Tunechi‘s Rebirth album came after creating this C3 song with Tune!

Dre: We were working at an L.A. studio at the time. Wayne had bodied this freestyle of JAY-Z’s “Show Me What You Got.” In the middle of the song, he says, “We are not the same, I am a martian.” That shit just stuck in the brain. Legendary.

Cool and I, we wanted to make a record that felt out of this world. We’re huge fans of OutKast. All their production is crazy, but on their ATLiens album, they brought home that whole extraterrestrial feeling. So, for “Phone Home,” we worked with our man Eddie [Montilla] on the keys to create a crazy-ass intro to the song. It was like he was landing on Earth. I laid the hook, “Phone home, Weezy.” One of the assistants at the studio, this girl, we had her come in to say some shit at the beginning.

Wayne was working at the Hit Factory at the time. The day we dropped him off that record, he was cutting his verse for the DJ Khaled record “We Takin Over.”

I’ll never forget, the next time we saw him, two days later, he said, “Yo, I heard the beat man. I’m going crazy. Get ready.” Once we got the vocals back and everything, we were like, oh my God.

The funny story is, Tha Carter III album was humongous and “Phone Home” stuck out like a sore thumb. When I say stuck out, I’m not saying it was better than anything else. It just wasn’t “Mrs. Officer” where you can be in the car and catch a vibe to that. “Phone Home” is this loud ass record. I just hoped motherfuckers liked it; it’s so different.

For the tour, I remember Slim inviting Cool and me to the show at West Palm. He was like, “Yo, y’all have to come to the show.” He opens up the whole set with “Phone Home,” and the kids are going crazy. It’s the biggest reaction we get from the whole show. So we went out there, and when he did it, the fucking place was nuts.

That’s one record that stands out. We got a shit load of records with Lil Wayne, but that one stands out.

Cool: The second [Lil Wayne] heard it, he was like “Oh, I know exactly what I’m going to do with this.” It just made sense with everything that was going on in his career. He was tuned in, you can hear it in the verses. There’s no area of the verse where he’s regular. And it resonated, that record stayed with people.

Dre: Once we did that record, it opened up ideas to do the Rebirth album. Wayne did Saturday Night Live, and he had this band with him. He did “Got Money,” and he rocked it out. Us doing the “Phone Home” record gave us a level of comfortability to be like, “Yo, let’s do some rock shit, bro.” He was like, “My nigga, send it to me.” We started flooding him with records like “On Fire” and “Hot Revolver” That’s what kicked off the Rebirth rock album.

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  • RSB

    Y’all know the vibes if you woke up this morning you winning

  • RSB

    Don’t count my boy kst out he ain’t reply yet

    • Wordplay 187

      Smh they forgot you have to respond first lmfao

    • Dr Carter

      True

    • King Slime Thugger

      Lmaoo they making accounts to hype themselves smh

  • Nijee

    Yup Rebirth 2 otw

    • Raz!

      how

      • Nijee

        Wayne said he would like the idea of doing Rebirth 2 & Dre from Cool & Dre said he sent rock beats to him last year

        • Giraffe Boy

          where did they say that?

          • Nijee

            Interview from Djbooth

  • Dr Carter

    Is there people on HQ who ever met ?

    • RSB

      I think linoh and konfuzed did . But shit me and wordplay from the same city so I’m sure we’ll link at some point

      • Dr Carter

        Ayoooo do this lmao what a chance !

      • Wordplay 187

        Of course we will RSB x Wordplay 187 🤘🏿🔥

      • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

        Y’all sc or nc?

        • RSB

          Fayetteville , NC cousin

    • Giraffe Boy

      me and you tonight

      • Dr Carter

        Put your best dress

    • TrukFitNANCY

      i would if anyone from jersey in here lol

      • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

        I almost went to the Camden concert, what part of nj u from bruh?

        • TrukFitNANCY

          im from salem, but i live by rutgers

      • Dr Carter

        Awwww..

  • King Slime Thugger

    All Three Of Yall
    Middle Fingers
    Hail Slime

    today

  • 🐐🐐

    Predictions for 2020 albums
    Rebirth 2
    Mixtape
    C6 or A new album title

    Retire

    • King Slime Thugger

      Rebirth 2 being teased is actually making me so excited

    • LORD QUAS

      I DON’T THINK HE’LL DROP ANOTHER CARTER

      • 🐐🐐

        He said he wouldn’t put it pass him we shall see

      • Giraffe Boy

        cosign

    • Raz!

      there wont be a c6

      • 🐐🐐

        Wayne said he’s open to it

        • Raz!

          i know he did but there still wont be one

          • 🐐🐐

            Lol never know depends on how funeral does sale wise

        • Nijee

          Doubt it but Hopefully it’s better than C5

    • FoFoBullDogg

      The way Wayne and his team are stupid, I wouldn’t be surprised if they decide to do it.

      I think they should let the Carter Series like it is. Start a new one

    • Nijee

      1. Rebirth 2 or New Album Title
      2. Collab Album
      3. Mixtape

    • Giraffe Boy

      wayne will never retire

    • IANAHB3

      • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

        That would be lit 🔥

    • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

      I wanna hear carter 6, I heard him talking about the possibility of it in an interview (even though carter 5 was supposed to initially be the last carter album in the series)

  • LORD QUAS

    FINNA BUMP SOME C3 TODAY

    • David D

      🔥🔥🔥

  • LORD QUAS

    2008 WAS WHEN WAYNE REACHED THE TOP OF HIS CREATIVITY

    • 🐐🐐

      After D6 his creativity died every ft sounds the same now

    • Raz!

      no

  • King Slime Thugger

    Drizzyf you got no business dropping a diss track against anyone btw..you still got two wordplay disses to reply to hehehe.

  • 🐐🐐

    if funeral not the project we expect it to sound like they should definitely change the name

  • Raz!

    and still no sign of funeral

  • King Slime Thugger

    HEHEHE…You getting bodied too

  • King Slime Thugger

    You autistic and bipolar bruh…bet you gon be begging for BB2 again like a fiend

  • Da Baby really lets no second of the beat go to waste

    • Wordplay 187

      His flow some times gets a little repetitive but his energy is unmatched

    • Giraffe Boy

      he said his album is gonna be like c3 loool

    • THAT SONG WITH NICKI SUCKS

  • King Slime Thugger

    You saying you not bipolar and autistic?? you the embodiment of all them mental sicknesses bruh. ‘for fun’..so why you been begging me for months

  • King Slime Thugger

    Brick you gotta respond to Wordplay&Bucket as well as Monopoly..smh. LBMG full of target practise marks

  • Giraffe Boy

    cool and dre this is no ceilings

    i got bars all day like railings

  • David D

    Anyone notice drake didn’t wish Wayne a happy birthday?

    • Dr Carter

      Drake the snaaaaake

  • King Slime Thugger

    Two responses ??😭
    🎣🎣🎣🎣🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡take your meds bro 😁

  • King Slime Thugger

    Nigga we know nothing about you aside from the fact you make hella accounts on a damn fansite, you unstable fuck

  • King Slime Thugger

    Respond to wordplay 🤣🤣

  • King Slime Thugger

    This child molester the one calling the shots for yall 💀💀🥶https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9723039ca8af95b2b838cc6798d94f4a3978d4427d1ebd20cd94527eaf6e984d.jpg

    • Lil Brick 🧱 Retired

      I’m not involved at all chill 😂😂

      • RSB

        Lol nigga ain’t it yo label

        • RSB

          Oh nvmd I ain’t it was a pic lmaoo

  • King Slime Thugger

    You threatened to send a hit on someone cause they roasted you, you fully handicapped

  • King Slime Thugger
  • PHONE HOME WEEZY
    PHONE HOME WEEZY
    PHONE HOME WEEZY

  • King Slime Thugger

    RUSTLEDDDDDD😁😁🎣🎣🎣

  • King Slime Thugger

    Drizzyf you done made more alt accounts on Disqus than you have interacted with people in the real world💀💀💀. Done addressing your retarded ass 🤣🤣

  • Lil Brick 🧱 Retired

    🧠🧠🧠🧠🧠

  • Wordplay 187

    Brick187 coming Halloween on Spotify be on the lookout also features on Spooky Season and ROTY2

  • RSB

    Lmao wtf

  • King Slime Thugger

    https://soundcloud.com/user-451380855/drizzys-demise-part-1

    Drizzyf, till you respond to this…keep all your thoughts to yourself hehe

  • RSB

    Put in overtime but I still ain’t got that big check tote a 45 cuz they ain’t made a 46 yet !

    • King Slime Thugger

      Peep yo inbox

      • RSB

        Pulling up

    • Wordplay 187

      Oh there’s a new NC artist he’s local look up ABE Stef

  • RSB

    I fw it NC killing the game

  • King Slime Thugger

    Rustling you gon be better, cause you defenceless

  • RSB

    I am old retired and washed up sorry

  • King Slime Thugger

    Trolling aside, you do know this was actually my first name on here right?

  • King Slime Thugger

    TWITCH DISS UPLOADING

  • King Slime Thugger

    Ion really kare for Drizzyf or brick…Twitch a whole hoe. Dude thinks he a big superstar

  • King Slime Thugger

    listen to the diss track, take notes

  • King Slime Thugger

    Wordplay dissed you and you started trolling for a month straight…almost ordered a hit too. Stop it.

  • RSB

    Ohhh shit 😯

  • King Slime Thugger

    I dont mind diss tracks. i will respond no matter how good you meant to be

  • King Slime Thugger

    RSB got the diss in his hands

    • Wordplay 187

      Oh shit 🐍

  • King Slime Thugger

    You keep dissing tuned, if he was here you wouldn’t say shit. same way you talking brazy bout hide cause he aint here…smh.

  • King Slime Thugger

    You aint say shit outside of my rapping skill…so fuck you talking bout? You had a trash ass hook too. Dont let Drizzyf and Lil bricks alt accounts gas you up

  • King Slime Thugger

    I want the kill shot and the whole funeral bitch nigga

  • King Slime Thugger

    The warning shot missed bruh…horrific hook and only spoke about my mic lmaoooo

  • King Slime Thugger

    You seem to be worked up..why you so afraid of a potential response hehe

  • King Slime Thugger

    You seem to be scared of the response hehehehehe

  • RSB
    • King Slime Thugger

      😁😁

  • King Slime Thugger

    Hehehehehe, im in your head already

  • King Slime Thugger

    Hehehehehe, you wiping tears rn

  • King Slime Thugger

    🤣🤣🤣🤣, mission accomplished. I got the nurse all flustered and bothered 🎣🎣🎣.

  • King Slime Thugger

    Funny, cause a few people
    Have quoted me lyrics 😭😭😭

  • King Slime Thugger

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🎣🎣🎣🎣

  • Wordplay 187

    “You were acting like a bitch so I got you a purse
    You a grown ass man how TF you a nurse” – KST’s T Twitch Diss

    “You a square I shoot your angles
    I’ll kill you then kill myself and put bullets inside yo halo” – T Twitch’s KST Diss

    Solid shit fellas 🤔🔥

    • King Slime Thugger

      His shit was some generic shit, im actually dressing his bum lifestyle of wiping shit all day hehehe

  • King Slime Thugger

    Just for fun let me post this too heehehhehe…Twitch show your friends this too

    https://soundcloud.com/user-648813822/kst-all-three

  • King Slime Thugger

    ALREADY INSECURE

  • King Slime Thugger

    Hehehe…come back out to play lil boy.

  • Xenia Lee

    Funeral 🤘🏿

  • 🐐🐐

    Don’t be giving out information you know niggas still on probation I get higher than expectations you know this is the dedication I’m on that kush she on that molly I turn that pussy into Dasani shout out my nigga luca brasi don’t know this hoe but ima stash no disguise’s Tunechi had to Dedication 5 it

    • Carter3 Lil Wayne

      Madden 20?

      • 🐐🐐

        Yea im watching football rn

  • Dr Carter

    So wo do you pick on the battle ? Who win ?

    • Wordplay 187

      I have to listen a few more times to each track

    • RSB

      lets Let everyone listen then I’ll make some posts saying upvote who y’all think won ?

      • Dr Carter

        Good idea

        • RSB

          Let’s do it hqrl style ya dig me

          • Dr Carter

            OG

      • RSB

        Btw I know the alt accounts so y’all votes getting trashed lol

        • Wordplay 187

          Thank God I was worried about the results

          • RSB

            Lol yea they was in full effect yesterday. Besides like dr carter , goat Tamar, and Khosta

  • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

    rns!!

  • Mk

    Twitch career is over

    • King Slime Thugger

      🤣🤣🤣

  • Porta-Potty Tunechi

    Thank you cool and Dre

    • Patrick H

      RT.

  • Namrah Bontang

    Kst lose?

  • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

    Feels great knowing I’m one of the few people with the OGC5 on my phone. When people talk about C5, Im on another level. So blessed, because look how damn hard it is to find the file now. Soo blessed…🙏🏼

    • Namrah Bontang

      Few? ALOT OF PEOPLE HAVE IT DUMBASS IT LEAKED.

      • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

        Not true. Most ppl I spoke to only heard it the first time when I play it. Stop reachin and tryna tell me my reality you cunt

    • Namrah Bontang

      STUPID LIKE TRUMP !

  • RSB

    I been listening to these diss songs for like a week now lol I’m glad they both out finally

  • I fw the slime diss tho….. Ya’ll had about 6 accounts logged on from the same person yesterday saying how twitch’s diss was amazing lol, they both solid tho

  • RSB

    Damnnnn I just found out someone got alt account too and I wasn’t even trying find out smh

    • Tuned #Umar

      Who cousin

      • RSB

        Smh mane I don’t wanna say nun cuz I fuck wit em but at the same time I’d call anyone else out tho

        • Wordplay 187

          Thanks for not letting them know it’s me lmfao

          • RSB

            Lmao nigga told on himself

        • Tuned #Umar

          Yo. Lemme know was hannin cousin

    • Wordplay 187

      Damn that’s terrible

  • Tuned #Umar

    Everything litty I love when it’s hot

  • Namrah Bontang

    I wish we can hang out and have hq party or something but I think u all live far

    • Wordplay 187

      An HQ get together would just end in heated arguments, fights, and possibly a death or two

      • Dr Carter

        Nah aha in real life niggas are sweet

        • Wordplay 187

          True 💀

          • Dr Carter

            😭😭😭

        • RSB

          Lmao

      • Tha Martian 👑

        Aint no body here bout that life.

      • RSB

        Lmao shit would be funny asf

      • Patrick H

        Hah.

  • Namrah Bontang

    Wtf is KST diss track!! EWWWW

  • Any nigga with less than 50 or 100 comments is an alt account tbh

    • Wordplay 187

      You watch close enough you can tell who’s who

      • Facts, they usually cosplay as rappers too like that sus gucci mane guy lol

    • Armando Aka Kermit #Funeral

      that aint true bruh i delete my accounts every six months lmao

      • Real niggas recognize Armando when they see him tho

        • Armando Aka Kermit #Funeral

          rns

        • RSB

          Lol facts

    • King Slime Thugger

      I know every single alt account, including my own hehehe

    • Mula

      Damn slime

    • RSB

      Most time it’s true

  • Armando Aka Kermit #Funeral

    New Mando track droppin next week. 🔥🔥🔥

  • Armando Aka Kermit #Funeral

    ur upvote ratio aint safe fuckin wit me yuh dig

  • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

    Best producers wayne work with

    Cool and Dre
    Streetrunner
    Mike banga
    Diesel
    Mannie fresh
    Swizz beats
    Noel
    Kanye west
    David banner

    • Patrick H

      Where is Alchemist name?

      • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

        🤔 what songs do they have together

    • Swipz

      Can’t leave out K.Y, and Kane is in the building 🔥🔥

      • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

        My bad 🔥

  • Mula

    My mama say, tuck your chain son, they’ll take it I hit her with one of them stale faces, like I’ll be damned mama, they know who I am mama, I’m still your little boy, but to them, I’m the man mama

    • Patrick H

      Fire.

  • Namrah Bontang

    Who live in us

    • King Slime Thugger

      You a E-tranny bruh, Kys

      • Namrah Bontang

        Ur a mumble rapepr

  • Namrah Bontang

    Kst lose

  • King Slime Thugger

    Drizzyf..like said before. You’ve still yet to reply to 2 diss tracks 🤡🤡. You already dead and buried

  • Patrick H

    Phone Home was different, but dope.

  • Patrick H

    The rest of OG C5.

  • The Old Wayne

    You can think I’m troll or an alt account because I know that’s what you gone say when I say this but KST just please stop making music let alone diss tracks lmao😂😂 you garbage you mumbled rapped on a 2 pac beat come on now you have no bars, no wordplay no pun intended lol, no punchlines, not even good metaphors on top of that it’s sounds even worse when it sound like you recording off phone apps you my sir Is shit when it comes to making music please drop the mic or should I say uninstall your recording app you using on your cell lmao

    • Namrah Bontang

      TRUE

  • YungJackBauer

    What the fuck is up?? fuck the world bust a nut

  • Andre S

    damn . mad people talking about Wayne on the Timeline. Nigga a goat frfr. He dont be saying shit but people still talkin

    • Namrah Bontang

      Who

  • YMOB SO REAL

    Playing The Tom Clancy ghost recon breaking point beta and honestly so far it’s only ok but maybe it gets better as I as advance

  • King Slime Thugger
    • DVeezy

      What the fuck did i just listen to? lmao

  • kushxchevys

    This was when was wayne a monster he did show me what you got, phone home, we takin over around the same week and hot revolver , and shes on fire was something else and fucken 🔥🔥🔥🔥 shit ground zero too 🔥🔥

  • King Slime Thugger

    Silenced the bs accounts, yall was hella excited last night..crickets now. Im finally done wit yall.
    SPOOKY SEASON OTW

    https://soundcloud.com/user-648813822/kst-hail-slime-twitch-diss

    • The Old Wayne

      You trash

  • The Old Wayne

    Lol and what’s funny he actually think he is good

  • The Old Wayne

    Kst is literally the worst rapper on HQ shit quality, shit auto tune, shit melodies shit bars he’s even bad at being a mumble rapper which is sad because mumble rap as a whole is trash 😂😂

    • Tha Martian 👑

      Worst rapper alive

  • King Slime Thugger

    Btw let this be a reminder of how great a rustler I am🤣🤣, these fishes still talmbout KST🥶🥶

  • 🐐🐐

    We in September and Wayne hasn’t dropped a single all year that’s crazy to believe

    • Tuned #Umar

      A weezy summer 😂😂😂😂

      • 🐐🐐

        Lmfao ian gone lie i did say all that but they celebrating life more than worrying about putting music out and that’s okay

  • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

    Crunkest song on 2018C5: Open safe
    Crunkest Song on OGC5: LOMC

  • Tuned #Umar

    Shoutout my nigga slime he getting kilt down there but he still goat

  • E dog

    I’m Him @Tuned

    • Tuned #Umar

      Mane Islah better E dog

      • E dog

        Luca Brasi 3 better. Thought it would be better tbh still good

        • Tuned #Umar

          I ain’t been too much feeling the nigga music lately bruh

          • E dog

            Nobody consistent like Wayne

            • Tuned #Umar

              Wayne ain’t as consistent as he could be lol

              • E dog

                Need that Funeral

  • YungJackBauer

    Kst should start gofundme and buy new mic

    • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

      once KST get a new mic he gon be a different breed tho

  • 🐐🐐

    i can wait for funeral tbh that Og C5 still on repeat

    • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

      we gon have to wait a long time pleighboi

      • 🐐🐐

        Lmao “end of the year”sounds so cap

  • 🐐🐐

    Bring you to hood let you see how the motor taste nigga

  • Namrah Bontang

    I WANT FUNERAL. UGH

  • Young

    need side bitch

  • BRAZY WRLD #999 #24&2

    That bitch just hatin you better fuck that nigga

  • 🐐🐐

    I think eliantte just made a peice with a two roses on the side with the skull for wayne😳

  • 🐐🐐

    How is it reaching I didn’t say anything about a project 🤣He just made a piece for him

  • 🐐🐐

    Lmao that’s me I’m niggas ian gone cap i be reaching but it’s wayne can’t help but to reach sometimes

  • Namrah Bontang

    Why dark album in summer? Smh

  • 🐐🐐

    Niggas swear we just getting our hopes up but tbh it ain’t that serious

  • FLOMETHEUS

    BIG WINGS – Dragonflies
    If I Don’t Live to See Tomorrow, All My Kids Got Daddy’s Eyes
    I HUSTLE!

  • YungJackBauer

    😀😀

  • 🐐🐐

    Lmao

  • 🐐🐐

    Nigga shut up it sounds good when your sober

  • Namrah Bontang

    Ur nasty

  • Namrah Bontang

    DO U HAVE LIFE

  • Armando Aka Kermit #Funeral

    30 💊 remix still slap tho fuck a hater 🔥🔥🔥

  • LORD QUAS

    WHY DO YALL TAKE THIS KST DUDE SERIOUSLY SMH HE CLEARLY TROLLING YALL WITH THEM SONGS LOL

  • Namrah Bontang

    Are u really

  • Namrah Bontang

    What u work at

  • Namrah Bontang

    stfu

  • Did that Kanye album leak?

  • RSB

    The dope game hard the hq game easy this is round 1 of ttwitch vs kst

  • RSB
  • Namrah Bontang

    Not fair! He cant rap lol smh

  • 🐐🐐

    Wayne definitely #1 on mount rushmore of rap
    #2 pac
    #3jay
    #4big
    #5 drake em andre 3k anybody can take that #5

    • RSB

      I fw this

    • LORD QUAS

      GET DRAKE OUTTA HERE BRO THATS DISRESPECTFUL

  • RSB
  • RSB

    Upvote if you think KST has the better diss
    (just posted it )

  • RSB

    Upvote if you think T-Twitch has the better diss
    (just posted it )

  • Armando Aka Kermit #Funeral

    imma upvote both disses
    cuz young kerm show love like a Hershey Kisses
    But let a nigga try to step foul to yuh boy
    and imma chip a nigga tooth, nigga Chip Ahoy

  • Slime Dwise

    Lmao😭😭😭😭

  • Mula

    Round 2

  • Armando Aka Kermit #Funeral

    DaBaby new shit 🔥

  • Namrah Bontang

    Kst losed

  • Namrah Bontang

    He sound like mental kid trying to rap

  • Wordplay 187

    Much appreciated slime 🤘🏿

  • Ye’

    Rebirth was cool but if he does another rock album I hope he doesn’t have hip hop producers producing it. Also shanell should not be featured at all.