FROM TY DOLLA $IGN'S PERSPECTIVE
On how the idea for “Ratchet In My Benz” come about:
One day I just had this girl in my Benz and we got ratchet [Haha]…
On how he connected with Juicy J for the track:
I was in studio with Wiz [Khalifa], Juicy happened to be there and I was like, ‘Yo, I got this record I think you'd be crazy on’. So I played it and he was like, ‘yeah, I’m fucking with it.’ It took him a month to send back the feature, but he sent it back like he said he would and I was excited as fuck!
On if he knew exactly what he wanted to do with the track as soon as he heard the instrumental:
Soon as I heard the instrumental, I did the song. Buddah did the beat at the coffee shop and when he came I recorded the verses and shot it to Juicy J.
On his first thought when Buddah Shampoo first played the instrumental:
I thought it was crack!!!
On how Ty Dolla $ign categorizes his sound:
Real Nigga R&B
On if his music has always been so focused on women, as it is in ‘Beach House 2’:
No, my music hasn't always been about woman. When I first started I was talking about knowledge, more conscious lyrics and then I switiched over to talking about what's going on in my life now, like dating a bunch a chics… just having fun
On if “Ratchet In My Benz” is meant to be ‘romantic’:
[I’m] not trying to make it sound romantic, and it’s not normal either. It's just like, it could happen in a car…that was one situation, but I can get romantic, with the right girl and take her somewhere fun, you know something spontaneous.
On his definition of ‘ratchet’:
Having fun in 2013 [Haha]!! The hood way of saying 'Good Times.'
FROM BUDDAH SHAMPOO'S PERSPECTIVE
On if he works with Ty Dolla $ign frequently:
Yeah, we work together a lot. He's part of our production team called D.R.U.G.S. comprised of Chordz, Nate3D, Ty$, Fuego, James Koo, DJ Dahi, DJ Mustard, Cardo, and myself.
On how they first connected:
I met Ty through Chordz (Marlon Barrow) and Nate3D, also members of D.R.U.G.S., at SpacedOut Studios [in] L.A. putting in work on Ty's first solo tape called House On The Hill.
On how the beat for “Ratchet In My Benz” came about:
I started the beat in the homie Ahmad's house while burnin’ some trees, [I] got a call from Nate saying come to the stu in NoHo and he'll pick me up from the station. [I] got off the train to find that he was runnin’ super late. I went across the street to Coffee Bean got a small coffee then worked on the beat and in about 15 minutes Nate hit me sayin’ he's outside.
On if the two worked in-studio together on this track:
Yes I walked in, press play for Ty, and it was a wrap. He fucked wit the jam off top ‘cause he likes that musical shit. He himself is a super musician. I was jus’ happy to hear another incredible song being written to my production.
On if he knew Juicy J would be featured on the song when he added the ‘Yeah Ho’ samples:
The Juicy J idea came from us goin’ back n forth in the [studio], while he was writing, I was ad-libbing the spaces where he left open. The ‘hey’ samples made me wanna say "yeah hoe" obnoxiously, so I did, and he was like, ‘yeahhh!!’ Then he said we should put Juic yJ on it and I fuckin’ agreed 100%. [I] didn’t think it would happen [but] then next thing you know Juicy's on the track and it was a go.
On what equipment he used to create this instrumental:
I used Logic 9 in my Macbook Pro. Shout out to Marcus Miller7. I love the MPC2000 and Logic mainly although I can use pretty much everything that’s around.
On how he’d describe his typical production sound: My sound is like the walk of shame you're not ashamed of taking the next morning after a turnt up night of drinking, D.R.U.G.S., and debauchery; because you know you had way too much fun!
On where his producer name ‘Buddah Shampoo’ came from:
Buddah Shampoo came from years of meditation in a trap house while burnin’ trees and being enlightened [haha].