DontGetIt

Album: Tha Carter III (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • This 10 minute album cut takes on civil rights and Wayne's arrests, and finishes with a rant against the Reverend Al Sharpton and others who have protested against Hip-Hop music.
  • This samples Nina Simone's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" from her 1964 album Broadway-Blues-Ballads . It is not the first rap track to borrow from it, "Misunderstood" from Common's Finding Forever album also samples this song. English R&B act The Animals recorded the best known version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" in 1965.
  • This was produced by Rodnae & Mousa. Rodnae spoke to Rhapsody about producing this track: "Nobody else ever heard it. It was made for Wayne. I took my time because most of the music sampled was played live so it's not necessarily all the way on beat. I had to make sure everything lined up to where it was one tempo."

    Mousa added: "I listen to Nina Simone a lot. We got the sample from her song 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.' By the time we sent it, [Wayne] was about to leave to go to Europe for this tour, and the album was going to be turned in before he got back. I sent the song three days before he was leaving. He recorded it and while he was in Europe, Baby was calling for the files [for mixing and mastering]. When I first heard it, I felt like I wished [Wayne] had rapped more. But then I realized that if he's talking, consumers are going to listen more."

Comments: 1

  • Alejandro from Sacramento, CaI like 99.99% of tha songz on THA CARTER III and this song is included! But who sings the intro to this song?
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