Dot Da Genius Tells All: The Stories Behind his Classic Records

Chip Tha Ripper f/ Kid Cudi and Far East Movement "Ride 4 You" (2012)



Producer: Dot da Genius
Album: Tell Ya Friends
Label: N/A

Dot Da Genius: “Chip just dropped his Tell Your Friends mixtape. I did a record called 'Ride 4 You' on that, it's featuring Far East Movement and Cudi. That came about when I played the beat for Cudi, and he was vibing with it. We tried out some things and then we actually got in the studio with Far East Movement and we was all playing them records.

“Cudi was like, 'Man, they don't have nothing like this. They're more known for their club music. Let's mellow them out. Let's give them something that most people wouldn't be able to give them.'

 

Cudi was like, 'Man, they don't have nothing like this. They're more known for their club music. Let's mellow them out. Let's give them something that most people wouldn't be able to give them.'

 

“Originally we did it for Far East Movement. Cudi did the hook and had a bridge. Every one of them rapped on it. It was a dope record. Then Cudi was like, 'This record needs Chip.' So we sent it to Chip and Chip absolutely killed it. Far East ended up not using the record for their album and then Chip was like, 'I need this, this is a dope record.'

“That's one of the songs that's out, but me and Chip have a bunch of records that we're trying to feed to the people the right way. It could have easily went on his last tape, but we were thinking album. We were thinking about a couple of songs we're doing that we can build an album around. So we've been just kind of tucking them and holding the songs close.

“Probably sooner than later, we're about to just start unleashing them and just start giving them away because there's definitely some dope records that I feel like the world would just immediately mess with.

“Chip is one of those rappers that he got a tone. Not too many rappers have their tone together. Chip has a tone and it's a great tone. You can use his tone for a lot specific records, if you use it right. So yeah, me and Chip have a bunch of stuff in the works. More to come with me and Chip.

 

Me and Chip have a bunch of stuff in the works. More to come with me and Chip.

 

“I have records that me and Chip have done with Cudi. Those two are a duo as well. Chip is just great to have around. He's just super creative with his word play. It seems like there's no limit to what he can come up with. He can make up raps out of every day things.

“Like on his latest mixtape, there's a skit on their where I'm talking and I'm just talking about someone I had seen online. Someone pulled up a profile and I was like, 'You can tell this person is trying to be a model, that's her whole M.O. or whatever.'

“Literally, we was chilling in the hotel room and he just bought this voice recorder. But it was one of those real expensive ones. So literally while we was having the conversation he just had it rolling and then he busted out into a hook and then made a song about it. Chip was recording it and he just literally came up with a hook.

“If you listen to it, he just came up with that there on the spot. Never heard that hook ever, he never came up with it until that point, and it's called 'Shorty Wanna Be a Model.' If you listen to it off the mixtape, you see how organic his context and how he comes up with songs are.”

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