Sean Price “Figure Four” (2010)
Produced by: Blick Street
Sean Price: “My man Blick Street from the Bronx made the beat. Well, he didn’t really make the record, he just looped it. What happened was, we were in the crib smoking and he’s just playing old records and the shit came on. I’m like, ‘Yo son I wanna rhyme to that.’ He’s like, ‘Alright. I’m a take it and I’m a throw some sprinkles on it, change it up, and add drums.’ I’m like, ‘Nah, no sprinkles Blick. Just loop it. Bring the shit back, that’s it. That’s all you gotta do.’
“I called him like, ‘Yo, I’m about to lay this shit down.’ He’s like, ‘Alright.’ By the time he got down to the studio, I already leaked it on NahRight. My man Dan gave it a quick mix and we sent it to Nahright.com because I mentioned their website on there. It was strategic and it worked. I don’t know any of them personally, but they show me a lot of support so I love them guys.
“On that song I said, ‘I don’t parley with a crew nigga/I don’t Wale with the new niggas.’ That wasn’t even a shot at Wale. I just don’t do what none of these new niggas do, which is the truth. I ain’t mad at them, I just don’t do what y’all do. And the only reason I put him is because ‘parlay’ and ‘Wale’ rhymes, that’s why his name is there. [Laughs.] It’s not like I’m a Wale hater like, ‘I don’t like Wale, fuck outta here.' I read in an interview where he said some slick shit back at me, but I don’t care though. I ain’t with all that. I don’t want no beef. I just let it slide.
“What’s so funny, Dru didn’t like it because I say I’m leaving Duck Down. But I always fuck with Dru on records. If you listen to ‘I Love You Bitch’ I’m saying his name wrong. I’m calling him Dru Down, I’m calling him Dru Hill. I got a song with MF Doom where I go, ‘I argue with Dru about seeking management.’ I never have none of those. I just like to fuck with him and it keeps him on his toes too, like stay on your job.
“For the most part I just like poking fun. That’s my very good friend to me and besides being my manager, he’s like family. I crack jokes on him, but you know I’m Duck Down for life. He didn’t like it though. He was like, ‘Come on man, you’re throwing me under the bus.’ But DJ Enuff, he went on Twitter and was like, ‘Yo, somebody get me this fucking ‘Figure Four’ record.’ Then all of a sudden it was Dru’s favorite song. [Laughs.] He loves that shit now so it all works out.
“I let it run without the video for a while and then when it was dying down, I threw the video out. That’s when Miss Info caught wind of it and that’s when DJ Enuff caught wind of it from Miss Info. Then he played it on the radio and it grew legs from there. Big up Miss Info and Enuff for that, for real. Good looking out.”