Homewrecker
by Vic Mensa (featuring Weezer)

Album: The Autobiography (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Vic Mensa recalling his past relationship with former girlfriend Natalie Wright and how it destructed in the wake of fame. He told Clash magazine: "I was with this girl for four years and we just loved each other to a point of extreme hate sometimes. It's really crazy, you know. And that relationship and how volatile and at times beautiful [it was]."
  • The song features a sample from Weezer's 1996 single "The Good Life". After Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo heard the track, he was so impressed that he added his own vocals to the track's outro. Mensa told Acclaim:

    "Seeing Rivers in the booth singing on 'Homewrecker' and sounding like the guy I've been listening to since I was 10 years old was just crazy. His voice was like an angel."
  • Rivers Cuomo told NME how he ended up contributing to this track.

    "That was bizarre," he said. "He sampled the breakdown guitar solo from 'The Good Life', which is a pretty obscure song from a pretty obscure Weezer album from 1996. It was never on the radio. I went to the studio to put some finishing vocals on his track and said 'how in the world did you come to sample this weird 30 seconds of Weezer to rap over?' It's like the least likely 16 bars – especially with him having grown up on hip-hop, and he said 'what are you talking about? I grew up on rock music. I'm a fan of Nirvana, Green Day and Weezer'. It was surprising but it was total musical prejudice on my part. You never know what people are into."

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