Drake On Why “A Milli” Should Adavance In VIBE’s Greatest Song Tournament

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Mikey Fresh / October 8, 2010

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Things are heating up in Round 2 of VIBE’s Greatest Hip-Hop Song Tournament. Our Dirty South bracket saw B.G., 2 Live Crew and Master P taking early eliminations.

 

In a bitter turn of events, two former label mates and comrades have been pitted against each other in the second round. Currently, Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up” and Lil Wayne’s “A Milli” are battling it out for advancement.

 

While it’s clear that both records each hold significant clout and have been instilled in Hip-Hop lexicon forever, there can only be one winner. To get some family insight on just how much of a influence the Cash Money sound has had on Hip-Hop, VIBE caught up with one of the torch carriers from the next generation of the legendary New Orleans based.

 

“A Milli is just one of those songs where it will never be another. It’s very rare that you can say that this is a once in a lifetime moment and song. I remember exactly where I was when I heard “A Milli”—the first version had Cory Gunz on it. I got it off the internet and had no clue what it was.—I couldn’t imagine it being a single,” Drake tells VIBE from the Green Room at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. ”I don’t even know if I really knew Wayne yet. Maybe it was after the first time meeting him.

 

“Me and my DJ, Future The Prince, we took it to the club and played it all night. The song just grew and grew. It’s an incredible song not only because it displayed Wayne’s talent as a rapper and the fact that he had a number 1 record without a hook. But just the simplicity of the combination of having the right beat and right rapper trying something new.” <!– /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:SimSun; panose-1:2 1 6 0 3 1 1 1 1 1; mso-font-alt:宋体; mso-font-charset:134; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 680460288 22 0 262145 0;} @font-face {font-family:”\@SimSun”; panose-1:2 1 6 0 3 1 1 1 1 1; mso-font-charset:134; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 680460288 22 0 262145 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:””; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-font-family:SimSun;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} –> —Mikey Fresh