“All Of The Above” (2009)—Maino
“Did you know this song has moved over a million copies? To make a long story short, there were two producers named Nard & B who produced this record for Maino. I heard it and I thought that it had potential but needed something more. I took their piano line from that song and I called them up and said, ‘Listen, I have a vision for a record with Maino, but it is inspired by the piano line from the record you did with Maino. So how about this? I’m going to take your line, interpolate it and make a whole new song around it with a new hook and a new beat.’ I cut them in on the publishing and gave them co-production credit. It was a win-win for everybody. I knew it was going to be a hit. We included T-Pain on it and it wrapped up pretty quickly. It was just a good record. I was happy that I was able to provide it to Maino because he’s a good dude and he has always shown a lot of love before we even worked together."