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Souls Of Mischief Break Down The Making Of “93 ‘Til Infinity”


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Phesto: “I was just like, ‘That’s it,’ because I feel—mind you, this is twenty years ago—but the way I remember it is we had finished what we came to do that day, and I think he kind of threw it on more as an after thought than like, “Hey, we’re coming to the studio, I got this new beat.” So we had finished what we were going to do and he was like, ‘Oh I’ll play a beat that I made.’ And then he played it and we were just all—it was one of those things where soon as it came on, everybody was like we gotta use it.”

Opio: “We were deep into the album—maybe halfway done or something, more than halfway. We had a good, nice body of material we were working with already that I felt like had a lot of strong songs and we had covered a lot of bases just because, if you listen back to that album, it’s a lot of concepts and stories. So we tried to have a balance between trying to really flex lyrical skills and dexterity and still maintain the—someone that’s not just totally into hearing braggadocios rhymes. So we had all these stories, and we had this little formula going on of, it’s either a concept or it’s a story or it’s just a lyrical song. And that song, when it came into vision, it just added a whole other dimension to what we were building on. It was like okay, this can be the chill song where it’s more like a song for people to enjoy universally. Because the beat just has this warm tone to it that automatically makes you feel good and puts you in a good mental space. So we felt like the music was already there, so we could use that to our advantage and kind of paint this picture of a song that everybody would like. Some of the subject matter we were talking about, it [was] for niche audiences—it wasn’t for everyone. And that song definitely was something that we could go home and let our parents hear.”

Tajai: I was more concerned about being able to actually use [the beat]. And then I remembered that ’91 ‘til Infinity’ concept. When I heard the beat—it was just like, we gotta do this now. I mean we wrote that record hella quick. We did it then, like, ‘Oh we gotta do this right now. We trippin,’ we need one of these.” And then it turned out to be the title track, you know. ‘Cause we weren’t going to have a title before we made that song.”

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