Just a few days after the release of Mo3’s new posthumous single “In My Blood” featuring Morray, the late rapper’s manager has revealed that the North Carolina crooner wasn’t the first choice for the guest verse.
According to Mo3’s manager Benjamin Rainwater, “In My Blood” was supposed to feature another bluesy sing-rapper: Rod Wave. Rainwater recently sat down with Street Starz where he explained how the collaboration materialized.
“Actually, the song Morray got on, we made that for Rod Wave,” Rainwater explained. “‘Cause 3 was alive when we tried to get that done but then somebody genuine came, you know. He a real n***a. He gave all the proceeds on the publishing side to Mo3 family. He didn’t take a dollar.”
Morray’s admiration for Mo3 is well-documented. During a conversation with RealLyfe Productions in June, the 28-year-old spoke about Mo3’s influence on him musically. “I really give a lot of credit to him as far as my music because he really let the soulfulness through the gangster. When you hear that music, you’re like, ‘That n***a can sing but he’ll still put one in your ass.’ I like the fact that he can be both sides.”
On “In My Blood,” Morray pays tribute to the Dallas legend in his closing verse, rapping, “On a song with my dog, I’m getting features from heaven/I’mma try to emulate you, but I know nobody better.”
The collaboration arrives nine months after Mo3 was shot and killed in his hometown of Dallas. The Boosie Badazz associate was driving on the freeway when another vehicle pulled alongside him and got out of the car holding a gun. Mo3 also left his vehicle and was chased by the gunman, who is said to have fired multiple rounds at the rapper.