Juicy J Talks Crafting 'Neighbor' With Travis Scott, Working On A$AP Rocky's Upcoming Project

Juicy J Talks Crafting 'Neighbor' With Travis Scott, Working On A$AP Rocky's Upcoming Project


He additionally shares his favourite recollections about pal and collaborator Mac Miller.

Following the discharge of his Shutdafukup mixtape on the prime of 2018, Juicy J has settled into his position as an OG, taking the remainder of the 12 months to lend his abilities and knowledge to numerous outstanding artists. Most notably, he served up a standout help on Rae Sremmurd's frenetic "Powerglide" and govt produced A$AP Rocky's Testing album.

This time round, the Taylor Gang artist is able to shine the highlight on himself as soon as once more with the discharge of the Travis Scott-assisted "Neighbor" on Wednesday (Sept. 26).

The Memphis-bred rapper positively has sufficient materially stashed for his subsequent album, however isn't fairly able to announce something concrete simply but. "I really feel like I've bought an album accomplished already, however I don't need to say I'm able to drop an album simply but," the Three 6 Mafia co-founder unveils.

Check out the remainder of our dialog with Juicy J relating to the origin of "Neighbor," working carefully with A$AP Rocky this 12 months, fond recollections of Mac Miller, and way more. 

How did "Neighbor" with Travis Scott come collectively?

Travis referred to as me up and reached out about listening to some new beats when he was engaged on Astroworld. We vibed out within the studio. On my means out, after we had been within the studio for 3 hours, I used to be like, "Yo, Travis, let me get a document for my new album." He went into his information and pulled up "Neighbor." 

It was like an extended verse, however I believed it was laborious as fuck. I instructed him to play it once more. The beat was already accomplished and he had all the things on there. It didn't actually have a format to it initially. When I bought to the studio the following day, I took the observe and chopped it up. I took a chunk and made a hook. The half the place he was rapping I put first. Then I added a verse on it and it was magic from there. I needed to put it in a sequence. 

Do you count on "Neighbor" to seem on an upcoming album?

I've bought over 50 new songs I've accomplished. I’ve been producing loads of new information with $uicideBoy$. I've bought one other single I'm going to drop with Kevin Gates and Lil Skies that's produced by Tay Keith. It's laborious as fuck. After that single, we'll see. If the vibe is true, I’d simply drop my album out of nowhere. I've in all probability bought 10 albums [worth] however you by no means know. 

Just to make clear, did you’ve got any involvement with Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode?"

Nah, I'm not on there. I want I used to be — that track is a smash. I've been seeing that on-line. I'm like, "Where am I at on there? Am I sampled on there? I don't keep in mind doing it." I do know we have been within the studio collectively smoking plenty of weed. I'm about to return and take heed to it once more, I could be on there. It's a dope album and a traditional.

How was working with A$AP Rocky to govt produce his Testing album?

It's at all times dope to work with A$AP Rocky. He's tremendous gifted. We've bought some extra shit on the best way, too. I simply did a beat for his latest mission. I don't know when he's going to drop it. I did a loopy beat for him the opposite day. I performed the beat and he went within the sales space and simply began rapping. I've bought one thing coming with French Montana, too. It's laborious and it hopefully drops quickly. I've been working with loads of totally different individuals. I co-executive produced the $uicideboy$' mission. We've bought a collab mission about to return out. 

What do you concentrate on the affect "Slob On My Knob" has had on the tradition a long time later, with it being sampled on hit information comparable to G-Eazy's "No Limit," A$AP Ferg's "Plain Jane," and Jay Rock on "King's Dead?"

It's superb. I simply left Finland and I performed that track and the individuals went nuts. I've by no means seen a loopy mosh pit like that and I've been in every single place. I wrote that track after I was in 11th grade and I by no means knew it was going to rebirth itself 30 years later in a world style. It's loopy. Every time I do a present, I've bought to try this track. The followers are going to kill me if I don't. It's worldwide now. 

I do know you collaborated on a number of events with Mac Miller and he was tight with the Taylor Gang. What are a few of your lasting recollections with him?

Rest in peace to Mac Miller. I like that man and I miss him day by day. It actually simply broke my coronary heart after I heard he had handed away. Going again by some recollections, I threw his 18th birthday celebration on the studio. We recorded loads of information collectively and I had such nice instances with him. I knew he was going by some issues. The final time I noticed him was on the studio, and we talked for a second and texted after leaving the studio. I want I simply may've perhaps talked to him once more. 

What do you concentrate on the rebirth of the Memphis scene we’re seeing in hip-hop this 12 months?

It's on the rise and going loopy proper now. Shout-out to the town, as a result of it's been a very long time coming. The music you hear immediately is all that Memphis sound. I'm glad we're lastly coming collectively and making main strikes. 

Do you assume the themes you had with Three 6 Mafia helped create the wave for early Soundcloud rappers?

Yeah, that's that Memphis sound. There's lots of people that began to open doorways with that sound. That flip up was the sound of Memphis. There are loads of artists that have been doing it and never getting the shine. Nobody was doing it again then and it was the sound of our metropolis. It's a blessing. Things don't occur once we need, however 20 years later, it's again even stronger than ever and taking on. Every time I flip round, somebody is sampling one thing of ours, which is nice.