Can A Drummer Get Some?

Album: Give the Drummer Some (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, from his first solo album, Give the Drummer Some. The single was released on February 1, 2011.

    The title is based on something James Brown used to say on stage when he would break it down and let the drummer take over.
  • The song features American rappers Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Game and Swizz Beatz. "Hip-hop was an important part of my childhood, but I never thought I'd get a chance to contribute to it," Barker told Billboard magazine. "I always wanted to make beats... it became more and more a part of my life. Something I loved became something I could do, not only for fun, but to make an album."
  • Barker told MTV News how he got Lil Wayne on board for this song: "I painted that one up in my head — that's the first song I wrote for my album. I pieced that one together, I knew exactly how I wanted it," he explained. "I [had] played on something for Young Money — they wanted me to do a remix, and I was like, 'Cool.' I had seen Wayne in L.A., and I had talked to him about a verse, so [we were like] 'let's just do [an] even trade.' So, like a month later, I got my verse from Wayne. Man, everything he said, he just killed it. I would get mixtapes and I'd be listening to it in the car, like blaring it, and I'd hear him say my name or something, and I'd be like, 'Lil Wayne just said my name, this is a trip!' Because I'm a fan."

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