Producer: Lex Luger
Album: Teflon Don
Label: MMG, Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam
This is a prime example of a beat that you don't fully appreciate until you're 10 drinks deep at the club. “B.M.F.” makes you want to slap your mom, break a glass in somebody's face, inappropriately grope a hot broad, and then buy a round of drinks for the whole bar just so there are no hard feelings. Lex Luger's maximalist sound redefined rap and quickly became the most imitated sound in the genre but also gave Rozay a platform for his Maybach Music empire.
However, Ross is the wrong rapper to credit for launching the sound. That honor goes to Lex Luger's close friend and frequent collaborator, Waka Flocka Flame. “My sound put life into a lot of people’s careers,” Waka said to us earlier this year. “I feel like my sound changed hip-hop. Period.” To understand how, you have to follow the turn of events.
According to Luger, after Waka's hit "O Let's Do It" blew up, he had him enough cash to cop Gucci Mane's old crib. There—in the same basement Gucci and Zaytoven used to work out of—Lex, Waka, and Southside basically invented the sound that changed rap music and helped Waka blow up with "Hard In Da Paint."
Later, at the video shoot for the remix to "O Let's Do It," SpiffTV—the man behind the lens for many of Ross' videos—heard "Hard In Da Paint" and immediately knew he had find the producer who made it. He eventually found him and the beat to “B.M.F.” which he gave to Ross. After a little bit of encouragement from DJ Khaled, Rozay rhymed over the record and redefined his career.