One of the stand-outs off Lil Wayne’s new Dedication 5 tape is “You Song” featuring Chicago’s Chance the Rapper and produced by Nate Fox, Peter Cottontale and Cam. And according to Nate, the song was actually created last week after Wayne reached out and wanted a song for him to get on. Take a listen below and read the producer’s recount on how the song came together below.
First of all, it was super, super random. I decided to come out to Chicago just to kick it for a little bit. I really didn’t have a reason to be here. And Chance texted me saying “Come to the studio at 11.” I get there at 11, and it’s me and Peter, Cam, Chance, and Pat, and everybody’s there. And he pulls us to the side and he’s like “So….we have to make a song for Dedication 5…tonight.” We were like, “Ok for sure, whatever you say.” And Chance was like, “No, for real, they called me, they said I can send them whatever I want. Not like Wayne has a song for me, Wayne needs a song from me.”
Chance was like, ‘No, for real, they called me, they said I can send them whatever I want. Not like Wayne has a song for me, Wayne needs a song from me.’
Instead of giving him a beat that we already got, or already started on—we wanted to just make something absolutely brand new. It pretty much just started out like Peter [Cottontale] coming up with chords, and everyone just starts putting all their little pieces in. I found that Michael sample and started chopping that up.
It was Wednesday night. A couple days ago. Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s the reason that Dedication 5 got pushed back—because they were waiting on us to send a song. It was almost like it was supposed to happen. All the pieces have been kind of falling into place when it comes to anything, me and Chance related. I don’t know why, but the universe is just like, “Yes, this is happening.”