Two®

Album: Luv Is Rage 2 (2017)
Charted: 80

Songfacts®:

  • The opening track of Luv Is Rage 2, this finds Uzi Vert sending a message to all the rappers who are copying his style and stealing his cadence.

    Yes, I'm the one that really started all this
    And you know I changed a lot of you niggas
    In a matter of months, I raised a lot of you niggas


    Uzi Vert says those rappers who are borrowing his flow should be grateful him as without his innovative approach, they wouldn't be popping.
  • Uzi Vert produced the track with DJ Don Cannon and previous Uzi collaborator Lyle Leduff. It was engineered by Kesha Lee, who also supplied additional vocals. Speaking with the UK recording technology magazine Sound On Sound, Lee revealed Uzi programmed the drums for this track himself:

    "He knows what he wants with regards to the beats he raps over, but we often can't figure out what sound he is going for… Sometimes he uses a beat as it is, sometimes he'll like a certain part of the beat and he will ask for it to be looped, so there was a lot of arranging the tracks how he wanted them… [Sometimes] we would have a producer come in and make a beat on the spot. There a couple of occasions where a producer would come in and Uzi would help them make a beat, or he'd do the drums. I think he did the drums on 'Two®,' the album's opening track."
  • The track's vocals were recorded from a Uzi Vert voice note before going through the Auto-Tune process. Lee recalled:

    "The intro track was a voice note Uzi had recorded on his phone, and he played it in the booth on his, and we recorded it through the mic like that. It sounded really telephone-y, which we wanted, but I tried to take out some of the highs with Waves OneKnob."

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