Little Brother – Twelve Days of Getback (Day 10)

blame it on Shake January 6, 2008

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42bhJ7swjxw]Rashid Hadee speaks on his production on Dreams

This is one of my favorite tracks on the new album and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. On day 10, Tigallo speaks on how this track served as a changing moment on how he perceived his “job”. And instead of a different mix for the “gift” Tay and Pooh drop the original instrumental for us. Dope!

In retrospect, it was really Pooh who saw the potential in this joint more than I did. I thought the lyrics I’d written for the hook were silly, but once we added our verses they took on a deeper emotional meaning. “Dreams” is probably my proudest moment on the album. Everything from the way it was conceived, to the verses, to the subject matter, to the beat, to the instrumentation, to the mixing, to the vocal arrangements (props to Khrysis for convincing me I could hit that Bilal-esque top note on the hook’s 2nd half…lol) showed everybody at the top of their game. It was, in my opinion, a beautiful example of how God lives through our expression. The mix you hear on the album, save for a few minute adjustments, is the exact same version we walked out of the studio with that morning. – Phonte

Day 10 – “Dreams (Rashid Hadee Original Inst.)” [read blog entry]
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