Wait A Milli…

Lil’ Wayne’s “A Milli” is already a huge hit as the big single from his new album The Carter III, but not many people know where the bones of the beat come from. But first, here is a breakdown of how it was done…

Now the beat to the song is sick, but I want y’ll to know A Tribe Called Quest was the one he got it from. While diggin’ I found a blog called SoMuchSilence where I got some of this post, namely the knowledge that the Tribe track comes off a remix album called Revised Quest for the Seasoned Traveller. And the song in question is I Left My Wallet in El Segundo (Vampire Mix). Oddly enough, the remix is from Norman Cook, go figure! I even found a freebie of it for ya!

A Tribe Called Quest | I Left My Wallet in El Segundo (Vampire Mix)


One Response

  1. Thanks Marcus! i’m always interested in learning what songs are being sampled in hip hop cuts. the artists really deserve some credit. i always thought it would be cool to do something like the 5 o’clock shadow, except instead of an original and a cover, have a song from which the beat was sampled, and then the song that uses the sample. like Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band’s “Sunshower” and then MIA’s Sunshowers from Arular. keep rockin!

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