Following the release of Dipset’s “Have My Money” record earlier this month — that saw the Harlem collective reunite on wax for the first time since 2010 — producer Vinny Idol spoke with HipHopDX to detail the making of the cut.
Idol, who has worked with the likes of 50 Cent and Method Man among others during his career, says the record was laced by Dipset just 24 hours before it debuted on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 radio show on January 5.
“’Have My Money’ came about because I’m doing some work with Un Kasa who is affiliated with Dipset and we’re working on an album,” Idol says. “He called me that Sunday [January 4] saying that they needed something in 24 hours because they’re going to [Funkmaster] Flex on Monday. I sent them about six records; they picked two and [“Have My Money”] was the one that they laid. I remixed it the next morning and it was on the airwaves. It was really a 24-hour process.”
The Bronx, New York producer also revealed the classic sample that he used for the record.
“I already had the loop because it was an old school loop from back in the day so I just cut it and kind of remade it and the rest is history,” he says. “I sampled Hamilton Bohannon’s ‘Singing A Song For My Mother.’ I laid the hook and then I mixed it and sent it over to Cam’ron and they laid it that night. That Sunday night. In the morning they called me, it was mixed that morning [and] then it went to the airwaves that night and they debuted it.”
Vinny Idol Discusses Work With The Lox
Idol also touched upon his extensive work with The Lox and his production efforts on the group’s “Talk About It” record off their The Trinity EP.
“I’m the in-house [producer] for D-Block anyway. I’ve got tons of records with them so that’s the same thing. They went through a catalogue that I sent [them] and they picked the [“Talk About It”] beat, laid it down and that was the first single that came out off The Trinity EP.”
In regards to Jadakiss’ upcoming album Top 5, Dead Or Alive, Idol says “its going to be more lyrical.”
“More bars, he’s been sitting on the project for a long time and I know he’s really into it. It’s going to be a good project put it that way. I haven’t really heard the whole album yet because it’s not done, we’re still recording, but from what I’ve heard, it’s going to be a nice album.”
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