Back in April we profiled a producer on the rise, Blastah Beatz, in our Hydrosonics column. At the time he’d already landed a mixtape track with Busta Rhymes and has now added Joe Buddens’ “Who” to his discography.
The 20 year old from Portugal samples Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” for the track.
“Basically, Joey wanted this particular sample flipped so he sent it to me. I guess he had the concept already laid out,” Blastah told Nodfactor.com. “He wanted the spirit of the original to remain so I kept it simple, just rearranging the samples and adding drums and percussion. I did my thing with it and sent it back, they leaked the first part a few days later. I hooked up with him through Brandon Hall, his A&R. They were looking for beats for Padded Room so I hit him up, they liked my stuff and asked me to be a part of the team.”
There are two parts out now, listen below. Joey is sayin some shit.[audio:joebudden_whopart1.mp3] [audio:joebudden_whopart2.mp3]
Also check out the video of Joe Budden’s making of Padded Room. “In the beginning and throughout it, Joey spits some darts over a beat,” says Blastah. “That’s another track I produced for him, and will be leaked soon!”