Murda Beatz Talks Producing “No Frauds”, Working With Drake & More

April 22, 2017 by Danny M

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Murda Beatz Talks Producing No Frauds, Working With Drake & More

Murda Beatz recently chopped it up with Complex to speak on working with Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Drake on their “No Frauds” single and using the flute on Drizzy‘s “Portland” beat.

The producer also revealed producing Drizzy Drake‘s “With You” has been his most rewarding experience so far and how the “Murda on the beat, so it’s not nice” tag from the 6 God happened.

You can read what Murda Beatz said after the jump below!

What has been your most rewarding experience so far?
I’d say, probably, [Drake’s] “With You”. Because that was just like, a game changer. You told me earlier it was one of your favorite beats by me, and I feel like it was just very unexpected. When the Views tracklist came out, and people saw that there was a Drake song with Partynextdoor produced by Murda Beatz, everyone was like, “Oh, this is gonna be a crazy trap song!” But then, when it came out, they were like, “What the fuck?” You know what I mean? So, I feel like that really opened people’s eyes to what I could do and my range of production and stuff. That opened a lot of doors and changed a lot of things, too.

Well, you’re already doing that right now, kinda, cause you got Zayn, and then you got one of the hardest beats out right now with “Portland.” Talk a little bit about the flute craze that’s going on in rap right now.
It’s just making its way up in the music— definitely probably, like, one of the hottest urban— or definitely the hottest urban instrument in music right now. Yeah, but, people have been using the flute for a long time. I feel like Zay[toven] really stamped the come up on the flute and stuff, but I’ve been using the flute now for, like, four years in my beats. Now more people are catching on and using it as well. It’s good to see how things go and progress.

Speaking of “No Frauds,” how crazy was that to be on Nicki Minaj’s big comeback?
I was surprised because I knew— Drake actually called me, and he was like, “Yeah, man, I just did a song with Nicki and it was actually on your beat. I guess we got another one.” So, I knew that it was gonna come out, and I kept seeing online the rumor was that Nicki, Drake, and Wayne were dropping a song that day. So, I was like, oh, shit. Then when it came out, it just broke the internet. The video’s coming soon, too. It’s gonna be dope.

You always had the “M-m-Murda” tag but now the new one everybody loves is the “Murda on the beat, so it’s not nice”.
Shout out to Baka!

Were you in the studio when that happened? How did that come about?
What happened with that was Drake’s boy Baka started rapping, so I started working with him, helping him with his rap stuff. And just one day, we were in the studio, he said— they always call him “Baka Not Nice.” So, then, he said on the hook, “Baka, a.k.a. I’m not nice, Murda on the beat, so it’s not nice”. And when we dropped the song, everyone fucked with it. Drake was fuckin’ with it and shit. And then, when I started sending Drake some beats, he’s like, “Yo, you should get the Baka, a.k.a. not nice—you should get that on your song.” So, I got that from the session and I started using it as a tag, and then Drake said it on “No Long Talk” on More Life.

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