Cassidy recalls his collab “6 Minutes” with Lil Wayne and Fabolous.
Cassidy was a recent guest on The Bootleg Kev Podcast, where the battle rap legend recalled his 2005 hit collab “6 Minutes” with Lil Wayne and Fabolous, and how the “I’m a Hustla” song inspired a lot of other songs at the time.
“I was in New York, and Wayne came through,” he said. “I was in the studio with Fab a lot back then; so Fab came through the studio. Like, we really locked in. We wasn’t really like sending records or nothing like that. We really locked in and made it happen. I was the one that put that record together. It wasn’t like a label thing or something like that.”
“I knew Wayne was rapping at the time and I knew that Fab was rapping at the time so if all of us came and went crazy like that, no hook, it don’t even gotta be about no hook, tryna make a hit record, I know we can do that. That’s easy. But, just talking about spitting, and I knew that would make a mark, so that’s why I wanted to put that record together.”
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The rapper continued and reflected on his influence since the song was released. “I think ever since I came out, I just changed the trajectory of how sh*t was going. I made it more competitive, made you have to be more lyrical, made you have to have more punchlines and lyrics, and piece up more syllables just to sound like you was spittin’. Because before, you ain’t have nothin’ else to compare it to, but when you can listen to me doing it like this, if you supposed to be lyrical, you gotta be doing it to a certain level. So around that time I came out, you started to see a lot of people change.”
Check out the interview below.