Boi-1da Tells All: The Stories Behind His Biggest Hits

Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Bun B "Uptown" (2009)

Boi-1da: "I made that beat a little bit after I made “Best I Ever Had.” Drake wanted to do a song called “Uptown” since Wayne was from Uptown, so he said, “Use Billy Joel’s 'Uptown Girl.'” I found it and we just killed it. We actually did that one in the studio in Toronto without them. I wasn’t with Drake or anything.

"I used a program on my computer called Adobe Audition to chop the sample up. It’s kind of confusing for me to chop samples up on Fruity Loops, I haven’t mastered that yet. I found a certain part in it that I liked and we used that part. I was slowing it down, giving it that Dirty South, Louisiana, Houston feel."

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