For most producers, getting a chance to have their music sampled by songstress Beyoncé is a dream come true. For producer/deejay Diplo, it’s cool if Bey samples his music, she’s just got to pick the right song.
Recently speaking with The Sun, The Los Angeles, California native recalls Beyoncé wanting to use Major Lazer’s track “Pon De Floor” for her song “Girls (Who Run The World),” and admitting to her that the song had been past its prime.
“When Beyoncé sampled Pon De Floor it was already in the clubs two years earlier and I told her that,” Diplo said. “She said to me ‘No, but do people know this shit?’ So I was like ‘fine go ahead’. I don’t care, I’m in my own world.”
Diplo is a music producer of many talents. He produces an array of different music for multiple genres, which is why he’s in such demand. One of those genres is Reggae. Diplo also mentioned during the interview the importance of Wyclef Jean to Reggae and how he believes he himself has a lot to build to when it comes to credibility, admitting he’s “never” had any.
“Credibility doesn’t matter to me at all. Wyclef is probably one of the most important reggae artists of the last two decades,” he said. “Shaggy is still the most successful reggae artist to date, every singer in Jamaica aspires to be him. So it’s a big deal to have him on the record.
“I’ve never had credibility – I’m a white dude doing reggae!”
Read Diplo’s full piece with The Sun here.