Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
10/7/2003 9:36:57 PM
Tags and topics realted to this article include 2Pac and Hurt-M-Badd.
Hurt M Badd; a legend in the record business. A composer/songwriter, producer and vocal arranger with tracks that have been used by Jay-Z, Mariah Carey and numerous other artist. But it is his work at Death Row and with 2Pac that has got him much recognition, most recently in XXL magazine. He was one of the main producers on "Makaveli - Don Killuminati-The 7 Day Theory". For those who read the article in XXL on the making of Makaveli in the Sept. 2003 issue, you have seen some of his work. For those who have heard 2Pac's Makaveli album; you have heard his work. Hurt M Badd wrote, arranged and produced the music for six songs on "Don Killuminati" The true gem that stands out from these cuts is 'Hail Mary". One of the greatest songs recorded by Tupac.
Hurt M Badd's music has been used to add flavor to many artists multi platinum albums. He is now an independent artist and is focused on letting the world hear his music...once again.
Thru his great management group, The Dilla Management Group; with special thanks to Nashawn D. Price, CEO; for hooking all this up for us.
Rap News Direct: First let me 'thank you' for taking this time to talk to us.
Hurt M Badd: Thanks man. I appreciate it.
Rap News Direct: A lot of things were covered in the XXL article, but I'd like to hit on just a few things from the Death Row Days.
Hurt M Badd: Ok. Let’s go.
Rap News Direct: It is hard to believe that an album of the magnitude of the 'Makaveli' album only took 7 days to record, much less 20 cuts in those 7 days. The pace must have been incredible.
Hurt M Badd: Well yeah, it was. Pac had just finished his album "All Eyes on Me" so, his next album he was like, "I want to get this done real quick". So I was already into making tracks and doing them quick so, it just really right up my alley.
Rap News Direct: Did everybody just stay there at Death Row for the 7 days?
Hurt M Badd: Basically, yeah.
Rap News Direct: Was that Tupac's normal way of doing thing's? Did he always do his cuts so fast?
Hurt M Badd: Quick, fast and in a hurry.
Rap News Direct: Was there a sense of 'urgency' in Tupac's actions during the recording of the 'Makaveli' album?
Hurt M Badd: He was just like, "I gotta get this done, I can’t let nothing stop me. I gotta get it done and get it done now".
Rap News Direct: Where you and the others comfortable with such a fast pace?
Hurt M Badd: Well like I said I work fast, so it was like right up my alley. I don’t know about everyone else but they seemed to take to everything and be on time as well.
Rap News Direct: The 'Makaveli' album lists 'Simon' as the executive producer, can you tell us who that is?
Hurt M Badd: Yeah, sure that’s Suge.
Rap News Direct: Were Danny Boy, KC,and JoJo there for the 7 days or were the 'mixed' in later?
Hurt M Badd: Uh, mixed in later. Danny Boy was there. He was in the studio as well as Tupac.
Rap News Direct: How are the Outlawz to work with?
Hurt M Badd: The Outlawz were beautiful man, they were ok.
Rap News Direct: You were at Death Row in the height of the west/ east conflict; was there alot of tension because of the 'conflict' that was going on?
Hurt M Badd: Only when Tupac got full of Hennessey.
Rap News Direct: What is your opinion on the 'beefs' that seem to be among many camps in today’s rap game?
Hurt M Badd: It’s a phase but to keep it real it’s really the ignorance of our people.
Rap News Direct: Before we move on from the Death Row days can you give us any insight to 'Storm" the only lady Outlawz? Did you know her and do you know what she is up to now?
Hurt M Badd: Yeah, I knew Storm. I worked with Storm a few times. As a matter of fact, we was kind of close, she used to be in the studio all the time when I was in there. I
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