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Sarcastic Sounds Talks Producing Lil Wayne’s “Mahogany” Song & His Reaction To First Hearing It

Sat, Aug 8, 2020 by

Sarcastic Sounds Talks Producing Lil Wayne Mahogany Song & His First Reaction To Hearing It

Sarcastic Sounds, a 20-year-old producer from Toronto, recently chopped it up with DJ Booth for an interview.

During their conversation (read below), Sarcastic Sounds recalled how the very first rap song he heard was Lil Wayne‘s “Got Money” single featuring T-Pain.

The producer also discussed how he was approached to create Wayne‘s “Mahogany” beat on the Funeral album that involved some help from Mannie Fresh, as well as how he reacted to hearing it for the first time when it leaked on YouTube!

What was the first rap song you remember hearing?
It was “Got Money” by Lil Wayne, ironically. My brother showed me [the video for] it and some Eminem videos. I thought it was cool that Wayne had a shirt that said “He Raps,” and T-Pain had a shirt that said “He Sangs.” I must’ve been about eight years old.

Talk to me about being approached to produce Lil Wayne’s “Mahogany.”
That was the career moment for me. I’d always seen myself as a hip-hop producer first and foremost, and making beats for rappers I loved was the end goal. The funny thing is this happened completely separate from my whole lo-fi thing. I could’ve had no records out, and “Mahogany” still would’ve happened.

I used to do beat battles when I was younger. There’s a big one in Toronto called Battle of The Beat Makers I had been doing for a few years at this point. The last one I did was when I was 18, and one of the judges was Mannie Fresh. I played the “Mahogany” beat onstage during the battle, and [afterward], someone he was with approached me and said Mannie wanted to meet up. We met up the next day in Toronto and chopped it up for a little bit. A couple of months later, he flew me out to his place in Houston, and [we] made music there for a week. It was a few other producers and me. It was crazy to be with one of the most legendary hip-hop producers ever just eating breakfast [laughs].

After I left, I didn’t hear from him for about eight months. Right before [Lil Wayne’s Funeral] dropped, one of Mannie’s representatives hit me up and said Wayne selected the beat. I tend not to believe stuff until I’ve heard the music. I didn’t hear anything until the album dropped, and I assumed I didn’t make the cut. Then, an hour before it dropped, I got a call and was told my beat made the album.

What was your first reaction when you heard the finished song?
I first heard the song an hour before the album came out because it leaked on YouTube, and I couldn’t believe it. I heard the lighter flick at the beginning, and it was the most insane shit ever. I was jumping up and down and talking to myself and saying it out loud.

I heard the record at the same time as everybody else. It was a completely surreal feeling, and it was the most amazing thing ever.

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  • KST#BP3 🏄🏽‍♂️🏄🏽‍♂️💕

    “17 actors you didn’t know were gay”
    I keep seeing this ad on every Hq post..ion be searching for that shit either (usually)

    • Raz!

      you must of been looking at gay things on your history cause thats how ads work now

      • RktDaKid

        Nigga snitchin on his self👀👀

  • KST#BP3 🏄🏽‍♂️🏄🏽‍♂️💕

    Mahogany 🔥🔥🔥, not much replay value but a solid track

  • DC Wezzy

    No cellings is the best Mixtape that there is wish we had that wayne back

    • HeroinWayne

      We do have it he’s actually better at rapping,but everything else including his team and whoever does his voice it’s all trash

    • Garrett Hill

      What you mean bro? D6 & D6 Reloaded are easily up there with No Ceilings. They could even be better. No Ceilings just got way more promotion.

    • Giraffe Boy

      dd3 tho

  • Cuz Wayne the GOAT

    • JFloy003

      In the words of Kanye triple goat 🐐🐐🐐

  • RktDaKid

    But Did Lil Homie Get Paid??😁

  • RktDaKid

    I Pull Up In A Bugatti For Real
    I Pull Off On A Ducati One Wheel
    Then I Take Off On The Private, The Leer
    Up In The Clouds Until I Disappear ☺️

  • JFloy003

    With the exception of a couple of “pimples faced virgins”I appreciate the whole HQ family.,y’all some A1 dudes. Keep me out the way and gave me something to do with Quarantine.. be actually tuning in since day 1 on this website. Thanks 🙏🏾

    • DC Wezzy

      Hell yeah RNS Yall have me laughing most of the time yall really do got some Talent especially drizzy f,Kst You’ll be killing that shit real talent. I fuxs with hq

      • JFloy003

        Fr fr!

    • RktDaKid

      Salute

      • JFloy003

        💯

    • RD4

      you became one of my fav users here!

      • JFloy003

        Right back at you big homie! 💪🏽Enjoy the interaction and the convos. That’s what is all about here!

  • Wattblt 🚫🧢

    Joints like mahogany harden not me never mind and piano trap doesn’t deserve to be on such a mid album 🤦🏽‍♂️

    • No kap, there are some gems on there.

      • Wattblt 🚫🧢

        Funeral the biggest disappointment in 2020 project wise nigga got put together a cohesive project

        • Lmao needed less songs on the tracklist imo for it to flow together well.

          • Wattblt 🚫🧢

            Just bad tracklisting

    • Giraffe Boy

      funeral is not bad but too many filler songs

  • Get you, 3, 4 get you like the number after 1, I’mma get me 2. It’s Weezy F, U now you gotta have a baby. My money don’t folds nor bends, Mercedes 🔥🔥

    • JFloy003

      “Mercedes Maybach, Gray/Black and I got a 4 4 and a K like 8 stacks” 🤯🔥🔥

      • Giraffe Boy

        take that, no better yet like diddy, take that

    • Raz!

      c3

  • Porta-Potty Tunechi

    Shit is too good

  • Wattblt 🚫🧢

    Only thing wayne lost was his delivery imo and that what separated him from other rappers now he just sounds like new rappers 😔it’s sad you trying to fit in with a generation you made enough with experiments it’s not an excuse anymore you 37 you should be elevating your game instead of taking steps backwards he knows he can do better than what he doing

    • DrizzyF

      Best put💯

    • Raz!

      agreeed

    • Ye’

      Good production and engineering will do a lot for an artist, Wayne’s mix sounds absolutely terrible.

  • JFloy003

    Swizzled Beats kept saying Weezy and “this next Verzuz could be the biggest 1 yet”. Just a reminder, Drake n Jay Z don’t want to see Wayne at all. It could get ugly! Maybe 2Pac. Hard to cut to 20 but peep the list. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/972c513e93952c6f335f2ab5d8ec0efd47e9a47e45290ec80f724f91b00f386b.jpg

    • Wattblt 🚫🧢

      He got to many bags he can get in if we count mixtapes they could’ve been hits as well if they counted like albums did

      • JFloy003

        Yea man. Ppl can look at Stats but Nobody has as many impact songs and culture songs as Wayne. He got Eras: Hot Boy Wayne, Cash Money, Young Money, and no Independent Wayne. List is nasty

        • Wattblt 🚫🧢

          Independent Wayne been mid tho

          • JFloy003

            Yea compared to his earlier shit. He’s still good tho. For me the last wave has been CV and on. So D6, C5, Funeral. Too inconsistent nowadays

    • Jake Sharma #JUELZISFREE🕊

      Lmfao drake and jay-z could 100% give wayne a run for his money, Kanye would be close and Chris brown would be fun as well. Stop the constant dickriding

      • JFloy003

        Like I said, you lame ass square! They don’t want to see Wayne in a Verzuz. And it “could” get ugly. And stop talking about dicks fag when you reply to me. I got Wayne to win in a Verzuz against any body but Pac. Nigga got multiple eras in this shit.

        • Jake Sharma #JUELZISFREE🕊

          So Wayne would kill Jay-Z but lose to Pac? Lmfaooo ok, you retarded asf. There’s a difference between being a fan and dickriding. Jay has also been rapping for three decades, Drake has more top 10s than wayne, you don’t know rap. Don’t let the deepthroating blind your rational thinking cornball

          • JFloy003

            Youre reaching fuck boy! I didn’t say Kill. When did I ever say that? I said he doesn’t want to see Wayne n it “could” get ugly. Drake has more top ten Billboard but Drake doesn’t have as many impactful records as Wayne. Drake can’t do shit when Wayne plays Bling Bling, Hustler Musik, Shine, Block is Hot. You can stat praise all you want but anthems, and cultural impact, Wayne got more than Drake sis

          • JFloy003

            In hip hop 2 Pac is the greatest song writer to do this shit. Wayne music resignates with everybody. Jay music does to but not as much as Wayne. He’s NY bias. Drake? Great artist but he can’t pull nothing out his bag that can go head to head with Wayne hip-hop/rap bag.

            • Jake Sharma #JUELZISFREE🕊

              LMFAOOO “NY Bias” you not educated/too much of a dickrider to talk about this duke

              • JFloy003

                Jay is my favorite artist behind wayne. He’s from NY. Any NY rapper music is held in higher regard because they’re from NY, the Mecca and birthplace NY bias! It’s only right.

              • JFloy003

                Another Dick comment. You can save the dick for your boyfriend KST or Queen as I refer to him. How come you and him always comment to me at the same time. That’s your lover? Weak SHIT. How Behavior. Stand on your like a man if u can!!!

              • JFloy003

                Make a list showing me Jay-Z and Drake can beat this list in a Verzuz or shut up simple as that! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/972c513e93952c6f335f2ab5d8ec0efd47e9a47e45290ec80f724f91b00f386b.jpg

                • Jake Sharma #JUELZISFREE🕊

                  Since you crying, here’s Jay

                  1. Dead Presidents
                  2. Empire State of Mind
                  3. Excuse Me Miss (Bling Bling isn’t truly a hit but)
                  4. Izzo
                  5. Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Swag Surf isn’t truly a hit either)
                  6. Ni***s in Paris
                  7. 99 Problems (HM isn’t a hit)
                  8. I Just Wanna Love You
                  9. Run This Town
                  10. Otis
                  11. Swagga Like Us
                  12. Clique (MOMM not a hit)
                  13. Holy Grail
                  14. On To The Next One (TBIH isn’t a hit)
                  15. Big Pimpin
                  16. Crazy In Love
                  17. ’02 Bonnie & Clyde
                  18. No Church In The Wild
                  19. Umbrella
                  20. Numb/Encore

                  Bonus: Can I Get A, Girls 3x, Song Cry, H*A*M, Tom Ford, Apeshit, Heartbreaker, Money Ain’t A Thing, Fiesta Remix, Frontin’, Mr Carter, Deja Vu, Roc Boys, Drunk In Love, Suit & Tie

                • JFloy003

                  Bruh. Like I said HOV don’t want see Wayne. You got Holy Grail in there? Lol ppl count that as one of his worst songs. And I’m a Hov Stan. Otis? Bonnie and Clyde? No Church. The list I posted getting Jay out of here. All shit that you here in the clubs, in sports arenas, snug in Billboard and was a moment in hip hop. HOLY GRAIL? OTIS? 🤣🤣

                • Jake Sharma #JUELZISFREE🕊

                  And you have have his sellout songs too….I Stg you must be slow or somthing

                • JFloy003

                  “And you have have his sellout songs”.. makes sense you slow fuck. Just like the fuck nigga you are, now you want to make excuses. L. Wayne > HOV in Verzuz. Your Dumb ass even got Apeshit And Fiesta remix on your bonus list 🤣. Another L

                • Jake Sharma #JUELZISFREE🕊
                • JFloy003

                  Clown move! Posting pictures and memes now. Just don’t comment on my post again lame fuck if u want act like a kid

      • JFloy003

        Lame ass claiming somebody is riding on a Wayne fan page. What are fan pages for idiot? To big up your favorite artist, lame. It’s plenty of shit I don’t like from Wayne like Thug Life, NC2, Outta My Head. Trash to me. But I’m going to like the majority of his shit.

        • KST#BP3 🏄🏽‍♂️🏄🏽‍♂️💕

          Not to dickride you dumb fuck..we kan be objective.

    • Raz!

      huh

    • Patrick H

      Swizz said Wayne would do one?

      • JFloy003

        Broski, I’m just connecting the dots. Drake don’t fuck with Swizz and Kanye is mentally off. He said “the next Verzuz is going to be the biggest one yet and is 20 years in the making”. He kept saying “Weezy” too. So to me it’s Hov vs Nas or Wayne. Look at Swizz Beats Verzuz recap to see

  • DrizzyF

    New song today😝😝 #BPR4L💕🐍

  • DrizzyF

    Say what y’all want but RHQ inspired half the new wave

    • Raz!

      nopee

  • Raz!

    cool

  • DrizzyF

    Wayne lost the ability to make hits and timeless classics. Part of the reason is he abandoned his signature style to try and fit in with a wave he created himself.🤡🤡 Like wattba said, he basically taking steps backwards instead of renovating his image and raising the bar. He better off retiring, all this flopping is watering down his legacy. My age group (2001-03) and those born after us don’t even acknowledge wayne

    • JFloy003

      “All this flopping”? What flop? Funeral? That’s it right. CV and D6 are both fire 🔥 since coming back from label disputes. I think we confuse not having a classic for flopping. Still drop good shit

      • DrizzyF

        C5 run was perhaps the closest Wayne has been to his glory hole but unfortunately he Now his team had the brains to keep the momentum going and it quickly slipped through their hands😢😢. Wayne’s last hope is being fortunate enough to convince thug into doing a collab album with him. 🔥

        • JFloy003

          Lol 😂.. I agree. They had momentum but fumbled big time! Smh

        • Fuck yo Couch303

          😂😂😂 young thugs trash foh

        • Thug?? Lol boy log off

      • LMAO

        Yea everybody thinks its classic or bust when it reality it takes YEARS to determine something a classic. Cuz some shit thats fire today or this year ends up aging like fuckin milk or wonder bread 6 to 7 years later Especially, Especially in today’s terms with streaming being so popular

        • JFloy003

          💯 bro… nigga said “wonder bread 6” lol 😂… by yeah streaming changed things. With that being said Funeral ain’t being considered a classic. Carter V unlikely as well. D6 has the most potential to age well and it currently is

          • LMAO

            If he retired after Carter 5 it would of been a classic based of lead up to it being a career defining moment for him. And when it dropped all of hip hop celebrated him. Mans had his own fuckin twitter emoji! Like brah he fumbled his comeback. That was his last chance.. album was good but the stuff after it…thats what happen when u don’t have a REAL manager you find yaself falling

      • RD4

        funeral was not that bad. for me its a good album with too many songs and no concept. couldve been much better yes. satans kid, the intro, not me and a few more song were still great. but too many mediocre songs

        • JFloy003

          Yep. I’m right with you. I’m calling it decent. Way to long and certain songs weren’t needed. For me it’s: Clap for em, Trust Nobody, You Know you Know, Sights and Silencers, Outta My Head. Take those off you got 19 songs and a Great Album.

          Same thing with CV. But I have a problem with people calling it trash. It’s not but it call be a lot better. I feel like he wanted to get a lot of songs out

          • RD4

            nooooooo trust nobody and sights and silencers are beautiful 😭😭😭 haha yeah but i see your point and i agree

            • JFloy003

              Fuck lol 😂… as I was typing I was thinking, I bet this nigga be like “Sights and Silencers my shit” lol. That song is good but imo doesn’t quite fit with the album Theme

              • RD4

                hahah yeah. i think it actually fit in because its a deep song. but i can totally understand if you see that different.

    • LMAO

      yall dont acknowledge him as a great because yall was still sucking on mommy nipples when he was in his prime. I agree with everything else you said tho lol but why come on here ? This is meant to be a family atmosphere for Wayne fans. We on here to appreciate his greatness brudda. It’s a simple concept

    • Cap everyone acknowledges Wayne what kinda kids you got in yo house

  • DrizzyF

    Wayne is literally the new flava flav. Just a public figure for being an old dirty junkie and smashing Fat white milfs

    • Raz!

      nope

  • Tha Martian 👑

    Lil wayne is still the best rapper alive

    • Raz!

      facts

    • LMAO

      Thats his title for the rest of his career. Might not be true anymore but still 🤷🏽‍♂️

    • Patrick H

      Easily.

  • KarTune2.0

    Heard I got guap wanna kick it like fifa

    • Raz!

      d3

      • KarTune2.0

        Everyday Christmas so I’m smoking that reefa

    • YungJackBauer

      Errday Christmas cause I’m smokin that reefer

      • YungJackBauer

        Kartune did it first. Fuk

        • KarTune2.0

          Hahaha it’s cool bro 😂

  • KarTune2.0

    Nothing puts you back on that Wayne the goat mode more than diving back into mixtape weezy on shuffle, different eras, style, M D MUR DER

    • LMAO

      It make me realize he kinda sucks now like his music isn’t really appealing anymore

      • KarTune2.0

        Yea how he carried himself was enough back then to murder everything he touched, still get gems, I fuck with the mama mia, street Chainz, PPB type shit

        • LMAO

          Man you not lying. He most definitely can still slaughter shit but for some strange reason…… as the comment down below said he rather bite today’s sound. Even tho the artist of today was all inspired by him “which logical speaking that person saying they dont consider Wayne being top 10 or 20 talkin reckless cuz his favorite rappers of today “plural” favorite rapper is Wayne himself 🥴🥴🥴”

      • Tha Martian 👑

        D6 was fire and that was not very long ago

        • LMAO

          I liked it. It was pretty good

    • Patrick H

      Goat.

    • David D

      🔥🔥🐐🐐

  • YungJackBauer

    Get high rule the world

    • Turtis

      And that’s that

  • Jake Sharma #JUELZISFREE🕊
    • KarTune2.0

      😂 Ayy, come back and back your boy

    • JFloy003

      This the internet lil boy. Relax. Mind your manners and comment your disagreement/opinion like the other mature users on this site. You making the site look bad with this immaturity! Grow up!

    • JFloy003

      Posting screenshots? Look how much of a clown and sucker move that is! What you need help bruh?

      • JFloy003

        HELP! 🤣🤣. Nigga. HELP ME!!! Lol

  • Patrick H

    I would not expect anyone who looks like him to be working with Wayne hah.

  • YungJackBauer

    Detail charged with rape

  • Dr Carter

    So everybody give up on Wayne 👀

    • Never Khosta, Wayne still the rapper I know can body any rapper on this planet

    • FLOMETHEUS

      I Haven’t Given Up, but I’m Willing to Admit He Lost His Flair During the Thick of the Cash Money Situation.

    • David D

      Not me

    • LMAO

      50/50. He hasn’t really given me a reason to believe he will ever release another good album if im being honest. The 50 percent of me that has faith in him is only because I’ve been a fan for so long I will never fully give up on him. Not looking good tho.. we blame his team but he a grown ass veteran rapper. At some point “which is now” he shares the blame

    • Wouldn’t say gave up but realized his time is up. We prolly never gonna get a all around good project from this nigga in a while or ever. Still the best rapper tho

    • RD4

      never. hes the goat and he still has it. but he needs a new team and new motivation. hes just having fun nowdays. he should get back in his “im the best rapper and i kill every beat” mood

  • Bruh I watch alot of battle rap and through out the years battle rappers been using Wayne lines from like 2007-2010. Dude ahead of time

    • David D

      Wouldn’t surprise me

    • RktDaKid

      Um.. which battles? I have yet to hear a Wayne bar in battles lol

      • Wtf Charlie Clips, Hollow, Daylyt, Mook, Loaded Lux all have used Wayne bars a couple times

        • Turtis

          What Wayne line did Daylyt use?

  • David D

    That mahogany beat is fire 🔥🔥🔥

  • What album was Mr Postman recorded for, that song is hard. It’s one of those concept Wayne songs

    • RD4

      carter 3? im not sure right now haha

    • therealcbb

      Damn I haven’t heard that track in a min!

  • OG Twitch

    Waynes not done. Last time I said that right after that he dropped dedication 6 and went off on every fuckin song. Waynes 100 percent still got it. But it’s almost like he’s not trying

  • OG Twitch

    I need a dedication 7

    • YungJackBauer

      Fax

    • LMAO

      How bout a new mistake all together. He not that washed that he can’t get more creative unless he knows nobody gonna check it out if its under a different name 🤨

      • LMAO

        I meant mistake. My MISTAKE 😉

    • Wattblt 🚫🧢

      If it sound like what’s poppin yes lawdd

    • Giraffe Boy

      we all do

  • Wattblt 🚫🧢

    My lazy bitches teach my crazy bitches how to chill I can’t keep my love life and drug like opposite I just popped my 2nd rubber and I just popped my 2nd pill ughhhhh thug life would be tough if he ain’t have that high ass pitch

  • JT

    It’s like Wayne’s hair is froze up in time, it doesnt grow, it stopped shedding, so I guess it a win/lose situation.😭

    • LMAO

      Congrats brudda I’m so happy you feel comfortable with your sexual preference in partners🙏🏽 may you & him continue to find peace within

  • Dr Carter

    I saw your responses, I feel y’all ❤️

  • Wattblt 🚫🧢

    Collegrove got some gems

  • Byrdee Boolin

    If Wayne is working on D7, he HAS to remix We Paid by Lil Baby and 42 Dugg. First time I heard that song my first though was oh my god wayne would go ballistic on this beat!!

    • Damn right

      • Byrdee Boolin

        I wanna hear him over Life Is Good, Ridin Strikers, D4L, Roses, Dealer, Dollaz On My Head, Bop, Rockstar, and Wavy by Lil Keed just to name a few 🔥🔥🔥

        • Wattblt 🚫🧢

          Alotta shit he can go over bruh

        • Relentless, The Box, Boom Booom Room, Heatin Up, War, Chicago Freestyle, Only You freestyle 🔥🔥

    • LMAO

      Wayne dont have the juice to sound perfect on any beat anymore 😕. Not gonna lie i knew he was done when he got on DNA and it sounded like the beat was beating his ass for the first time ever 😩. Old Wayne would of slaughtered that bitch. The second half of the song he almost redeemed himself tho but that first part he was struggling

      • Byrdee Boolin

        You smoking dick Wayne murked the first half of DNA you must be deaf. Shit was harder than damn near the rest of the tape you trippin, trippin. That was one of the highlights of D6

        • LMAO

          If im smoking dick you choking on his dick. Only on here was that shit fire

          • SteveJobs

            I. Choke on ur dick

  • Swipz

    Best Wayne feature of 2015? I’m going with Do Ya Thang remix 🔥

    • RD4

      M’$ Remix for me. but do ya thang definitely top 3

      • Swipz

        Damn that M’$ verse is dope af too, for sure my top 3 of that year

    • LMAO

      2015 he was goin crazzzyyyyyy mane

    • Wattblt 🚫🧢

      2015 Wayne is a diamond in the rough

    • Deep

  • RD4

    i think wayne has a similar problem as i do. when im happy, im not really trying hard. yeah my life is good, i do my work, im improving but i dont practise/work all the time. im in chill mode. but when im depressed / in pain im highly motivated. nothing stops me. maybe wayne was so good in 2015 because of his pain with the cash money situation idk. i sitll love his music nowdays, i still listen to funeral, but yeah i want to hear waye in killing mode more often (sorry for bad english haha)

    • LMAO

      I agree

    • SteveJobs

      Yeah BIRDMAN is the only lover wayne has ever been with sexually

      • SteveJobs

        So that breakup must have motivated him to snap on FWA

    • Your English ain’t even bad slime and good points

    • Dr Carter

      That’s completely true

  • SteveJobs

    RD4 made a good point.

    I think 2015 was when wayne and BIRDMAN really stopped having sex. So I can imagine how wayne a self proclaimed sex addict felt when his sex father stopped fucking him

  • Let’s not forget without South Africa there’s no Lion King

  • If we being honest D6&D6R is the best Lil Wayne mixtape after the big 3 DD3, D2 and NC

    • RD4

      D6R for me the second best dedication after D2. it sounded like an album. i love too hot for tv i thinks its too underrated. or back from the 80s

  • Giraffe Boy

    id rather count a $100k on a sunday, watch a football game and bet it all on 1 play

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