Of all the tracks that got lost in my recent hard drive crash, this one probably hurts the most.
Most of my ideas come to me in dreams. For years i’d wanted to take that War sample and chop it to infinity, but never really knew how I wanted it to sound. One night I had a dream, and in that dream I sampled it almost identically to what you hear now. I woke up at around 3 am and immediately ran into my home studio to chop it the same way that I heard it in my dream – couldn’t run the risk of forgetting it. It took me about 3 or 4 hours to get everything out of it.
Of course, I had to get the crew on it. It was originally supposed to go on the planned Ethos II album, but just kinda got tossed to the side. If I ever recover my hard drive, this is the first session that i’m pulling up. This version doesn’t even do justice to the nearly-completed version, which also features a dope bass arrangement by Wayne Bertone (sorry, Wayne!)