“Nice For What” has dominated the Billboard Hot 100, where it currently sits at No. 2 in the world after being dethroned by Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America” after four weeks at the top. The scorching Murda Beatz sat down with Elliot Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller over on TIDAL’s Rap Radar Podcast, where he touched on a multitude of topics surrounding his burgeoning career, including how he connected with Drake once again on the Lauryn Hill-sampling “Nice For What.”
“I feel like music needed a record like [“Nice For What”]. We were chilling at Drake’s house playing [NBA 2K] and we came up with the idea to sample a female artist,” Murda began. “So I asked my manager, ‘Yo, what do you think?’ He’s like, ‘Ex-Factor.'” And Drake’s like, ‘Oh, what part?’ And we picked the part, chopped it up, I made the beat while he was playing 2K.”
Drizzy got to writing once Young Murda cooked up the bouncy “Nice For What” sonic foundation. “He’s like, ‘This shit fire.’ He sat there, wrote the shit in front of me, cut the shit in front of me. We got the shit done — beat and song, probably in like an hour and a half,” the 24-year-old quipped.
The Canadian producer harped on the fact none of this would’ve been possible if he and Drake weren’t actually together, which is a rarity in today’s Dropbox musical climate. “People bring the vibe and me and Drake being together sparked the energy to make a record like that,” Murda explained.