Kool G Rap "Real Life" (2000)
Album: Muggs Presents Soul Assassins II
Label: Rufflife UK Ltd.
DJ Muggs: “I was in New York, and we got in the studio, and he just kind of chilled out, and was kickin’ it with some girl in the other room, and really didn’t write nothing. And then Mike Heron, who was the A&R guy at that time for Rawkus, he was dope, was like, ‘Yo, I would’ve told you that you can’t work with G Rap like that. It’s a waste of your studio time.’ So I was like, ‘Can you get the vocals done for me?’ Because I had to go back to L.A.
“You know, everybody has the way they work. And I guess he does his thing the way he does his thing. So I sent the reel, and [Mike] got the vocals done for me. And he sent them back to me, and I was like, ‘Damn!’ He fucking killed it. The more I talk to people through the years, this song comes up as one of their favorite records.
The more I talk to people through the years, this song comes up as one of their favorite records.
“Then, I gave him beats like that for his next album, but Rawkus wanted to give him some commercial shit. You heard that album. It was like, garbage. They should’ve just stuck with [who he is]. He ain’t a pretty dude. They tried to make him all glamorous and it’s like, ‘Come on. It’s Kool G Rap, dog.’ I gave him some sick shit, but they never used any of the songs.”