Giving you the direct perspective from Joe Budden and A6, "In The Cut" is an HNHH series that highlights a specific cut by speaking to both the artist and producer about the song's creation.
Joe Budden released his fifth studio album recently, No Love Lost. No Love Lost found JoeÂ openly speaking about his struggles and the lessons he's learned from them, all with brutal honesty. The rapper is a man of few words, however maybe it's because he doesn't need to say much-- his music says it all. We decided to talk to the Mood Muzik rapper about "Last Day" featuring Lloyd Banks and Juicy J for the second installment of In The Cut (be sure to check out the first edition, featuring CyHi The Prynce).Â
Although the three rappers are obviously crucial to the song's concept, there would be no track withoutÂ the producer, A6. A6, a New York native,Â has done a lot ofÂ production for Lloyd Banks, and hasÂ developedÂ somewhat of a signature sound.Â This instrumental is a perfect example of that, andÂ it's the type of beat that Banks' lives for. As for Juicy J-- theÂ topic of "Last Day"Â was made for the energetic rapper. Joe Budden definitely knows how to choose his features.
Click through the images in the gallery above to see what Joe and A6Â hadÂ to say on "Last Day." If you have yet to hear the record, press play on the song below.Â
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