6th Sense tells ML how he got on the Lonely Island.

Longtime ML friend and producer 6th Sense ended up on the outro track on The Lonely Island’s 2nd album Turnleneck & Chain. I hit him up to get the scoop on how he ended up on the Grammy award winning group’s comedy/rap album (who we have written about a little in the past).

Here is how it all came about:

It all started when Jason Goldstein hit me up.  Jason’s an amazing (grammy winning!) engineer, and we’ve worked on a couple of songs together (google him).  Jason had been engineering The Lonely Island album, and they had a song called “No Homo.”  I think for some reason they couldn’t get a hold of the producer that did the track, and they asked if I could decipher what the sample was and remake it.

I couldn’t figure it out at all.  I was asking other producers if they knew what it was, but no one could put their finger on it.  I wish I could recall everyone that I asked, it would surprise you, trust me.  A couple weeks later it hit me like a ton of bricks.  I thought about Beyonce and Jay’s “Upgrade You” and the Betty Wright sample.  I started chopping it up and made sure I was keeping the drums in line of Lonely Island’s original.  As I listened closely to what I was coming up with I realized it wasn’t the exact same sample, but it was SO close, even with the weird vocal stab.

I sent a rough beat in.  The funny part is that when you pitch Betty Wright way far down, she sounds like a dude!  I had an intro, the beat, and then I made another part with Betty sounding like she was singing “no homo.”  Jason sent me the Pro Tools session of their vocals and I put the song together.  I had to change my BPM by a couple decimals.  I threw the Betty “no homo” part after their rhymes and then flew my intro to be the ride out.  I even pasted in THEIR “no homo” to echo Betty.  I thought it was hilarious.  Sent it in.

I hadn’t heard anything for a while.  If you peep the album you’ll see they got someone to completely replay the song, I think it sounds great.  They hit me up and said they wanted to use my outro still.  I said no problem!

I hope that wasn’t too long winded, but it goes to show you, nothing’s easy in this game.  I gotta thank Jason Goldstein, and of course The Lonely Island.  I only wanted to let Metal Lungies know the story so I could get as many people behind The Lonely Island… no homo.


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