Cam'ron "Wet Wipes" (2006)
Album: Killa Season
Label: Asylum Entertainment, Killa Entertainment
The Alchemist: “Girls wipe their ass with wet wipes? I don’t know what the fuck Cam'ron meant. Let’s call Cam’ron and ask him what he meant. I remember when they told me about the name of the song. They sent it back to me and I said, ‘What the hell am I about to listen to?’ But he killed it.
“I was on a mission at the time to do something for Cam. Me and people in his camp were boys. I just told them, ‘I'm getting something with him this time.’ I made it my mission. I kept sending him new beats and finally he said, ‘Aight we got one.’
Girls wipe their a** with wet wipes. I don’t know what the f**k he meant. Let’s call Cam’ron and ask him what he meant. I remember when they told me about the name of the song and I said, ‘What the hell am I about to listen to?’
“That was one of the times I got to do something for Cam. I'm a fan of his shit. I was there when they did ‘Losing Weight.’ Cam has always been so innovative and ill. People don’t know I did that beat because I really wasn’t fixed on putting my ‘Alchemist’ drop on everything.
“That was a turning point for me cause that was the first beat I made on an MPC. Since then I've been messing with the MPC. That ushered in the style I was doing at the time because I chopped a lot on ‘Wet Wipes. On some nerdy producer shit, I was trying to move the samples like how you would move high hats like chop shit and pitch it up.
“I had this whole style in my mind that I was trying to do and I did a whole batch of beats like that. ‘Wet Wipes’ was the first that came out. The next was Evidence’s ‘Let Yourself Go’ which is a similar style. Then I did it on Chemical Warfare’s ‘Keep The Heels On.’ Then I did it on Wayne’s album which was also like that.
“I was doing a style which I've [stopped doing since then]. I was like, ‘Alright enough.’ I do that for myself so I can look back and see my progression. Challenge yourself to do different things. The last beat I did like that was ‘Surgical Gloves.’”