Buckwild Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

AZ “Ho Happy Jackie” (1995)

Buckwild: “Working with AZ is just like working with Nas. It’s not a one, two, three thing. I ain’t going to say they’re too lyrical for their own good, but it’s a work-in-progress. They’re perfectionists. Getting that song done, it took a little while.

“Back then, we were doing similar things we’re doing now. We made a few beats, and then submitted them. AZ picked the beat, and he goes, ‘I got this beat, and I’m trying to figure out what to do with it.’ Working with him, and coaching his vocals, it’s a good moment in time. I remember recording this at Electric Lady because we booked a lot of sessions there. AZ takes a lot of time and he wants his lyrics perfect.”

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