According to the producer, “6 Foot 7 Foot” with its frenzied Bangladesh-produced beat, which has been praised by critics, was actually originally meant for T.I. “6 Foot 7 Foot,” Lil Wayne’s first single from his forthcoming album, “THA CARTER IV,” was released to radio and available at iTunes on December 15, in preparation for the debut of his new album in February 2011.
It turns out the beat was originally constructed for T.I. after Cash Money Records hand’t paid royalty checks for his work on Wayne’s ‘A Milli.’
“Due to the situation and the circumstances of the Cash Money situation, I really wasn’t thinking about Wayne at that moment when I made it,” Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford, the producer, told BET.com. “I just knew that the beat was a big track and I couldn’t at the time think of nobody that could swag this out like that or was worthy enough of this beat really.”
“I was actually sending the beat to [Gee Roberson, CEO of Atlantic Records] for T.I.,” he revealed. “I mean, not that I think T.I. would sound good on the beat, they were just looking for a single and somebody said, ‘Man, send that to Gee, T.I. need something.'”
“6 Foot 7 Foot,” featuring Cory Gunz, is the second song Lil Wayne has appeared on since his release from prison on November 4.