July 01, 2011
THE GODFATHER - DIDDY FEATURING BLACK ROB AND G-DEP
Here is one of my all time favorite joints. This track right here captured the aura of Harlem. I remember while in Puff's Room at Daddy's House Tony Dofat was going through songs. This song accidently played and he almost skipped over it. The song at the time just had Dep verse on it, and a couple bars from Black Rob. I was like hold up, stop the press! Puff walked in and was like what's this playing. Then he kept talking about how hot G-Dep is lyrically. What people may not know but Puff is into LYRICS. Puff can dissect and analyze lyrics with accuracy of a sharp shooter. Well I was like man this joint is Harlem, this is 8th Avenue, Lenox, 145th, 155th, 116th, etc. It was a job to get this finished, Black Rob at Star island accompanied by bottle of Hennessy Privilege, Puff creating synergy of a grand wizard, DJ Drop and Tony Dofat overseeing the sounds. I remember all of us talking about days of Harlem, dudes driving down 8th avenue with a leg out the window, honey's on 125th, games at King Dome. I pushed hard to get this song done. It got finished, thanks Fafu and Bink. The end result the sample got rejected. This song was one of early songs we recorded when doing Press Play album. I sent to Flex, and NYC got to hear the magic. Well on this summer day crank this joint.
G-dep hold your head, Black Rob good to see you doing your thing, Dofat keep them sit-ups popping! Diddy you already know. Harve What up! Bink the world need more joints from you! Harve, a true soldier and General, what up!