Fresh: Versa Beatz Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Malik Md7, S.a.s. & Calliko – 'one Spliff'
Readers of The Wrap Up, we have an exclusive for you to get your teeth (and dentures) stuck into. Yes people, VersA Beatz – who is a well-known producer within the UK rap scene – has given us the full audio to his new track, 'One Spliff', and it features one of the most talked about hip-hop artists of 2011, Wiz Khalifa...
The track also features some impressive verses from Calliko, S.A.S. and Malik MD7, and we have a feeling that this will become the new anthem for all of the, erm, herbal lovers out there. Joseph 'JP' Patterson caught up with VersA Beatz to find out more about the big collaboration.
The Wrap Up: How did you manage to get Wiz Khalifa to jump on your track? That’s a pretty big deal…
VersA Beatz: Well, basically, my good friend – Anthony Larbi (Lucid Tiger Music) – had a close connect with Calliko, and he was aware that Calliko was in the process of putting a track together with Wiz. Anthony got me involved and I reached out to Calliko for his and Wiz Khalifa's verses. As soon I got the verses sent back to me, the 'One Spliff' smokers' anthem was born.
TWU: The track also features UK hip-hop acts, S.A.S. and Malik MD7. Out of all of the rappers in the UK, why did you choose those particular artists to feature on the track?
VersA Beatz: From the moment I got involved with the track, I made it clear that wanted to get one or two UK artists involved on the track as well. I’m not going to lie, I did have a shortlist of names in my head, but after a week or two I finally decided that I wanted Mega and Mayhem (S.A.S.) and Malik involved. I wanted some UK heavyweights to fully represent. With all three of them being smokers, they could easily relate to the concept/theme of the track and do it justice.
TWU: Where do you hope this track will take you?
VersA Beatz: As a producer, I just want people to recognise good music and get the acknowledgement for the music that I create. This is hopefully one of many collaborations and power moves in the pipeline. I've been sleeping on this track for a while now, but I had to keep it humble and get on with other projects until the moment was right to drop it. Big up my management and everyone who was involved with this track from behind the scenes: Tony Black, Dukus, Tiger, Capone & Dice and Drew Crowe. Expect more from me and my team very soon.
So, without further ado...
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Words and editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)