is about a guy named Trevino. He’s a Reno rapper who has put
his ducks in a row and gotten some big, big names in hip-hop to
do features on his record. This is a record I can’t wait to
back early from a conference in San Francisco to do the E-40 session.
He arrived with a small entourage. Trevino went out of his way to
have everything E-40 wanted there and to make him comfortable, including
bringing him to the studio by limo.
way E writes is lying on the floor on his stomach. As with the other
feature rappers, you give the guy his verse looped over and over
again for half an hour or so while he writes his verse. Sometimes
it can go as long as an hour. Then you cut the track and, whammo,
you’re done! Well, with 40, so many people where hovering
around and talking to him, he kept getting pulled away from writing,
so what should have taken a couple of hours, took eight! Of course,
the burgundy and various other cocktails floating around didn’t
speed up the process at all.
finished at 5:30 a.m. and 40 left with someone else. Trevino very
kindly offered to give me a ride home in the limo! We got half way
there and the limo’s electrical system went out so we were
stranded in the limo for a half hour waiting for another limo to
come pick us up. However, since I was off the clock, I was able
to enjoy all the cocktails I wanted until the other limo arrived.
for the other guys, they were great. Yukmouth is a crack-up, B-Ligit
is larger than life, Spice 1 is one of the fastest rappers I’ve
seen in the studio and Levitti has the voice of an angel. He’s
also a great Hammond Organ player.
an eye out for Trevino. His flows are correct. I’ve met my
match with him on anal retention. No one goes through a song with
a fine tooth comb more than he does. At times, he spits so fast
and long, I swear he’s circle breathing.