Mike WiLL Made It Talks About How “Good Kush & Alcohol” Came Together
Just in time for the new year, Lil Wayne dropped the first track off of his upcoming I Am Not A Human Being 2album. “Good Kush & Alcohol” is a certified banger that also features Drake and Future on the hook.
The single, produced by Mike WiLL Made It, was originally a track for DJ Khaled, but after not being able to use it, the hit producer took it to Lil Wayne. Mike WiLL spoke to Complex on how the track came together, working with Drake in the studio, and how he brings certain beats to certain artists. Here’s what he has to say about “Good Kush & Alcohol:”
As told to Lauren Nostro:
“We were working on this one record that Khaled couldn’t use, and it ended up having Future and Drake on the hook. I ended up giving that same record to Lil Wayne.
“Drake was on the “Club Paradise Tour” and he came to Atlanta. He fucks with me and Future, obviously “No Lie” and Future’s “Tony Montana.” He came to the studio with us, and we were in the studio and they were like, ‘You got the beats?’ I pulled up some beats, and I was like, ‘Drake, I have this beat with Future, I haven’t let you hear this beat before. I feel like this is the one ya’ll need to do together. This is the one, trust me.’
“It’s the feeling of the beat. I can’t really explain my ear, but my ear is ill. What you’ve got to understand about production is the voice is an instrument. I only bring certain beats to certain artists. I felt like that would be the one because Future would sound crazy on it and I knew Drake would sound crazy on it. I was like, ‘This is the one.’ Me and Future were over there doing what we do and he was letting me hear different melodies. I’m like, ‘Yo, that melody is crazy. It’s like the Mockingbird melody. That shit can get stuck in people’s head.’
“I took that, and I was like, ‘Drake, come listen to this right quick.’ Drake came over there, he was listening to what Future was saying and he was like, ‘Yeah man, you should come back, and after that, you should say this.’ I was like, ‘No, Future, you say what you were saying. Drake, you go in there and say it how you feel.’ And then that will be the hook.”