Loose Rap

Songfacts®:

  • Aaliyah dismisses here romantic admirers who use trite pickup lines. The lyrics were written by Stephen "Static Major" Garrett from the R&B band Playa, who had a close friendship with the singer. He also shared vocals on the song with Aaliyah.
  • The song's title came from a slang term used by the producers Eric Seats and Rapture Stewart and Static. "The saying 'loose rap' was something we always used to say in our regular talk," Stewart told Fuse TV. "We were joking around in the studio that day and that track was on, and Static just said it on the hook. A lot of the songs happened like that."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Joe JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.

David Paich of TotoSongwriter Interviews

Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.

Stand By Me: The Perfect Song-Movie CombinationSong Writing

In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.

Kristian Bush of SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.

DevoSongwriter Interviews

Devo founders Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale take us into their world of subversive performance art. They may be right about the De-Evoloution thing.

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.