Sheek Louch – Donnie G: Don Gorilla
Rhyme Animal (Intro): You see the whole cover with the half-gorilla face and you know I’m in beast mode. I want them to know that I’m back. And for those that don’t know me, here’s a little summary of what’s what.
Get It Poppin: “Get It Poppin” was a joint that I had. We pulled that up out of the archives, like “Remember that joint that we did.” I recorded that as one of the first or second songs for the album. To know me is to motherfucking love me. I had to come in with this joint real quick on an album cut-type shit.
Club Jam Packed feat. DJ Webstar: Webstar, I’m just a fan of his movement and the whole Harlem movement and the young boy sound and that party scene. That’s why I went with that. Web is my man and he hit me that he had this track that was so crazy and it would move in the club. Top of the year I’m going to move on that record. It’s just a good feeling-type shit.
Out Of The Ghetto feat. Kobe: Self-explanatory, man. That’s my man Don Cannon. It’s just giving the whole story. Like I said, we’ve always been surrounded by crack rocks. It’s crazy. I’m just breaking it down on what’s what. Don’t hate me. I’m sorry. I know I did dirt. I’m down on my knees asking the Lord to let me in, please, when it’s my time to go. I don’t want to go now, but when it is my time, you know, I’m sorry for what I’ve done.
Make Some Noise feat. Fabolous: That’s just a mashing, hardcore, produced by Red Spyda track. Fab went in and I just wanted to get everybody amped with “What block you from? What block you from?” Like, just mashing on that joint. Gutter.
Blood & Tears feat. Casely: Man, I’m saying “Thank you.” I’m tired of struggling and hustling for this shit. I’ve shed too much blood and lost too many people. I said to the DJs who played my music and are still holding me down “Thank you.” Just giving thanks to the shit that I’ve been through.
Nite Falls: Oh, man, my man Statik Selektah. Shout out to him. I was at his crib one day, man. We were doing a video for Termanology and he was just playing some tracks. He gave me a bunch. I called him back about this one track and this was it. Statik Selektah, he’s on his real hip-hop shit and he gave that to me and it’s fire. I’m letting them know when the night falls, it gets ugly. (sings) “When the night starts to fall.” I switched the flow up on this one. It’s crazy.
Party After 2 feat. Jeremih: This is now the single right now. I guess it would be a follow-up to “Good Love” and my joints for the chicks. I had to do something for the women on the record. The joint that Jeremih was singing, before he sung it, it was someone else on it. I was like “Man, I need somebody to nail this exactly sound. He did that and some. He actually did it and added a bridge and a hook. He did his thing on that. We shot the video with a bunch of women and having a good time with that joint.
Ol’ Skool feat. Bun B: Classic joint! I did that the other night in Brooklyn with Bun B. Even that I switched my flow up, driving around in those old muscle cars. All that Range Rover shit, I got all of that, but lie I said in this song, it’s giving a shout out to everyone who’s riding around in them classic joints, the muscle cars and all that.
Picture Phone Foreplay feat. Kevin “KC” Cossom: That’s strictly about what’s happening now, staying modern and staying relevant. Bangladesh did the track. Everybody is sending them pictures on the phone, like “Look at me, look at me!” She want it to go down!
Dinner Guest feat. Jadakiss, Bully & Styles P: That’s just a classic, between that and “Clip Up,” are classic anthems. When Red Spyda sent the track and told me the idea, it wasn’t all the way put together yet. Once he sent it and really made it come to life, I was like “Wow, Spyda, you’re the man.” Keep in mind, Spyda did the “Kiss Your Ass Goodbye” joint. That’s my go-to guy, man. Red Spyda with the anthems, man. And he nailed it! I heard ‘Kiss, Styles and Bully on it. We need a Lox movement and that’s what’s happening now.
Ready4War: I wanted that like a mixtape sound. I wanted to have the two-track sound. I wanted it to sound like I did it for the mixtapes on some raw shit.
Clip Up (Reloaded): I had did the verse on Flex one night, just bugging, freestyling. And then I was like, “Man, fuck that, I’m gonna make this into a song.” They was playing it on the radio everywhere and I told Styles I needed him to add a verse to this. We just made it a crazy song, man. People seem to love when we rock together as a group, so that’s what it was,
Album cover: I love it! I love the album artwork! I described to them what I wanted and they sent it to me while I was on tour. I didn’t want to sit on a car and smile for the cameras. I wanted to get in my beast mode. The artwork is amazing. 80% love it and 20% are like “Yo, Black man, you can’t do this type of shit.” But they gotta understand it’s not towards setting no Black people back or nothing. It’s just me in my beast mode. That’s all.
Final thoughts: I think the overall feel would describe showing growth. Everybody was saying “Sheek, you don’t need to step it up. You’re killing shit.” Everything I’m on, it could be with anybody that I’m on, it’s mashing shit. When you hear this album, I want you to hear why there’s chicks hitting me up on Twitter to dudes saying how much they love the album. It’s just an overall good feeling and you can hear that I’m on a whole other level with my music.