The legendary Harlem producer Dame Grease has a album out now ready to have the streets talking
In a year which hip hop has been overwhelming fans with excellent content, more good music is on the way as more new heat came out today with Dame Grease‘s latest project entitled Martial Law. The Source had the opportunity to catch up with the seasoned vet who produced classic mixtape and album bangers for French Montana, Max B., Curren$y, Cam’Ron, DMX and The Lox. Check out the exclusive Source.com interview below…
The Source: I see your album came out today on Cinco de Mayo. What will you be naming the album and who will be featured on it?
DG: The name of the project is Martial Law. I been working on that joint for about five years and it’s just unfortunately and coincidentally that you got all these riots happening. I made it not to monopolize the chaos but I been working on it for five years and I couldn’t make this s*** up. The album content is not political as it sounds. It’s more like street OG guidance to the young guys. I actually have no features, I did everything myself. I haven’t really did no mainstream features, I didn’t want to get nobody on the album. I feel that the concept in what I’m talking about is not in the lane in what other people talks about right this second.
The Source: I see you contributed to the production of some of Riff Raff’s projects. How was the experience of working with him in the studio?
DG: I did Riff Raff’s Hologram Panda album/mixtape, one of the best projects to date. He’s cool, he’s talented. He did seven songs in one day. I actually hooked up with him after I did a track with the 3 Locos, which consists of Riff Raff, Simon Rex and Andy Milonakis. I did a song with them called “Off With Your Head”, so we was in the studio and Riff was like “Yo Grease you got some more beats, let’s do something”. I’m like “well s****, that’s all I have are beats”. So we hooked up while I was mastering DMX’s “Undisputed” album, play 20 beats for him. He chose 7 of them, put his headphones on, wrote them and we went to the next studio to knock them out.
The Source: How are you able to stay so relevant in the mainstream working with one of today’s best like Curren$y after making classic 90’s hits like “We Will Always Love You, Big Poppa” off The LOX’s debut album?
DG: To tell the truth, I never inducted myself all the way into the industry. I stay half in and half out, mainly closer to the streets and with my family . You know how I could be 70 years old and can stay connected to what’s going on because it’s like I’m looking at it like that. I come from the hard life and no parents and you have to take care of yourself when I was 13 years old. So a lot of things people couldn’t tell you that you can’t do, I couldn’t believe in none of that.
The Source: Is there anybody in the game haven’t worked with right now in which you feel that it would be a dream collabo for you?
DG: I’m going to make it obvious for you. It’s the people who have their own original style. So I would had to go with Snoop. I never worked with Snoop directly yet. I like Snoop’s s*** because it sounds like him. I like Migos because they are different and brought a unique concept to the game.
Be on the look out for upcoming artists Dame has been working with named Chris Jenkins. Dame feels that CJ is the next one who is ready to become a star in the game. The upcoming prodigy from out of South Carolina will be in the studio very soon. He is looking forward to leave a huge print on the game as Dame and CJ would love to work with talented young artists like Rae Sremmurd and K-Camp.
-Omari White (@SmooveGuyO)
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