Hustla

Album: How I Got Over (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This song incorporates material from producer, remixer and M.I.A. collaborator Diplo, who lives in Roots drummer and producer ?uestlove's Philadelphia neighborhood. "We've always talked about working," ?uestlove told Spinner, "and he let me hear a very early mix of the Major Lazer project. He was just going through some stuff, and [I said], 'Auto-Tuned baby? What the hell's that?' He's like, 'It's nothing.' He was looking for another track and I was like, 'No, let me have that s---.' He gave me three minutes of a baby crying in Auto-Tune and I manipulated it and created the track. I didn't even expect the guys [in The Roots] to get into it - I just thought it was hilarious. They instantly started rhyming to it. Even then, I was so nervous about it that I made it the last cut on the record, as a means to separate it. It turned out to be one of people's favorite cuts."

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