Friday, January 21, 2011

Lex Luger the Beat Behind H*A*M

Look out Timbaland, Pharrell, and Swizz Beats, there is a new young producer that's getting alot of respect in the hip hop game. Almost two weeks ago, on 1.11.11 Kanye and Jay-Z released a song entitled H.A.M. which is the first single off the the collaboration  album "Watch The Throne LP." Lex Luger is that man behind the production. Lex Luger, the 19 year old Virginia native recently sat down and gave some inside information on how he hooked up with Rick Ross, Jay Z and how he's constantly coming up with hit making beats. 
Producers beware, the young kid is making a name for himself and is surely someone to watch.
On meeting Waka Flocka Flame and getting in the game...
I first met Waka Flocka Flame off of MySpace. This is about a year ago. This is when he wasn't even popping. He had just came out with his first mixtape. I hit him up. I was just hitting everybody up, I was hungry. I was ready to work. He was the only one who really reached back to me. He gave me his email and every two or three days I sent him 20 beats. He liked my work. We built a friendship. When "O Lets Do It" got big, he signed to a label, bought Gucci Mane's old house, and moved me down there so we went to work.

On how "B.M.F." came together...
Spiff of SpiffTV reached out to me for the "Hard In The Paint" instrumental because Ross wanted that. Spiff directed the "O Let's Do It Remix" video out in Atlanta's Grand Central Station spot. People were bumping "Hard In The Paint" in a car and he was like, "What song is that?" This is before "Hard In The Paint" even blew up. It was just the streets was fucking with it. So he was like, "Who the hell did that?" So he got on the computer and searched, "Who produced this song." He found me on MySpace and Twitter and hit me like, "I need some of this music." And I told him, "I got it, but I got other stuff that's way better." I was sending Spiff 30 beats a day for seven days. I sent him a gang of beats and out of those beats was "B.M.F." and "MC Hammer."

Because I make so many beats, sometimes they'll have names, but sometimes they'll just be like 1-50. This batch of beats was just numbers. Spiff told me, "That beat 13, put that aside. Don't give it to nobody." And I did the same thing with "MC Hammer." He said, "That beat, put it aside."

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