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Bangladesh Says 6’7′ Beat Was First For T.I.

Posted By on December 16, 2010

     With buzz over Lil Wayne's new 6'7' single ever-growing, the song's producer says that the track almost didn't happen. Bangladesh knew Lil Wayne was perfect for the beat but hessitated to send it as he hadn't been paid royalties for producing Weezy's "A Milli" single from his last album. “Due to the situation and the circumstances of the Cash Money situation, I really wasn’t thinking about Wayne at that moment when I made it,” he told BET.com. “I just knew that the beat was a big track and I couldn’t at the time think of nobody that could swag this out like that or was worthy enough of this beat really.”

     Bangladesh sent the beat to Gee Robinson, the CEO of "Hip Hop Since 1978" and president of the rap division for Atlantic Records (home to T.I., B.o.B, Maino and Lupe Fiasco). “I was actually sending the beat to Gee for T.I.,” he revealed. “I mean, not that I think T.I. would sound good on the beat, they were just looking for a single and somebody said, ‘Man, send that to Gee, T.I. need something.‘

      “I already dealt with T.I., I know how T.I. is, I knew he wouldn’t really be rocking this beat right there, so I sent it anyway,” he added. “And Gee just hit back talking about Wayne. ‘Man, Wayne’ll kill this, Wayne’ll kill this,’ so I had to really see if I wanted to do it or not, but they’ve been communicating, they’ve been reaching out.”

     Bangladesh was promised that he would be paid his past royalties and was even offered a 10-song deal which could result in a multiple Lil Wayne & Bangladesh collabs.


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