By now you have all heard 50 Cent's banger "Wait Until Tonight" off of his street album The Big 10. Some of you may not be as familiar with the record's producer, although you have definitely heard his music before.
West Coast producer Scoop DeVille is the man who crafted "Wait Until Tonight." He also produced Tony Yayo's "Haters," Snoop Dogg's "I Wanna Rock," Xzibit's "Hurt Locker" and many more.
Our good friends over at Hip Hop-N-More caught up with the producer to find out the inspiration behind "Wait Until Tonight" and "Haters."
HHNM: First off, thanks for taking out the time to speak with us. And secondly, congratulations on 50 Cent’s ‘Wait Until Tonight’. It’s another smash to your credit.
Scoop DeVille: Appreciate that sir. Definitely a great credit to have under the belt. Blessed.
HHNM: Let me start this interview by asking you how this beat came about. A lot of fans are interested to know. Tell us the creative process behind the making of it.
Scoop DeVille: Honesty, I created the idea when I was 17. I always liked that song (Bobby Womack ‘If You Think You’re Lonely Now’) growing up. It was always in the household and car rides with the fam. I went back to the idea recently and sure enough 50 was feeling the record. It’s truly impressive to me how something I been keeping in the beat vault is finally being heard in today’s music. I guess that’s staying ahead of time. Or having timeless pieces of art.
HHNM: Great. Since he has another mixtape coming out followed by the album, can we look forward to more work with him in the future? We heard 50 saying “Scoop got some heat” in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid last week on Shade 45.
Scoop DeVille: Yeah, absolutely! There’s a few records starting to surface and I always stay working so as long as they need records I’ll keep supplying.
HHNM: ‘Haters’ by Tony Yayo is another one of my favorite beats that you did this year but I feel it failed to meet its true potential. Why do you think that happened?
Scoop DeVille: That was definitely one of my favorites as well. Unfortunately, it didn’t take off the way I wanted but then again we weren’t trying to make a crazy #1 record. It’s a fun record for what it is and it got great exposure without radio or spending money on promo. Great record to have production wise. Hopefully, it will come back in the long run.
To read the rest of the interview head over to Hip Hop-N-More.
50 Cent "Wait Until Tonight"
Tony Yayo Feat. 50 Cent, Shawty Lo & Kidd Kidd - "Haters"