Ever wonder what it’s like to produce for New York rap stalwart Diddy, a man whose creativity and ability to leech off of the creativity of others knows no real bounds? Ask 26-year-old British producer Alex Da Kid, who leveraged a smash on B.o.B.’s The Adventures of Bobby Ray–the Hayley Williams-featuring “Airplanes”–into a try-out for Diddy’s Last Train to Paris. The call came at 3am. “Eight beats later,” Alex told Rap-Up.com, “Diddy was like… Let’s put it this way, he would just tell me random things.” Like what, you ask?
“[He was] like, ‘I want the beat that makes me feel blue,'” he continues, “[That’s] blue as in the color.” While disco balls shined in the dimly-lit studio, the “Hello Good Morning” artist even went as far as asking for a tune with race and location in mind. “[Diddy] said to me, ‘I want a beat that makes me feel like a white man in a basement in Atlanta,'” shares Alex, who’s uncertain if any of the records he worked on will make the final cut of Last Train to Paris.
He added: “Diddy’s hilarious.”
Diddy Has Odd Requests for Producer [Rap-Up]
See also: Dave Chappelle does Making the Band, in which Chappelle predicted this exact turn of events years ago [Joe Coscarelli]