Two-9 Break Down Their 10 Most Essential Tracks

“Scottie 2 Hottie” — Two-9 Feat. Curtis Williams And Key!
Johnny: That’s the song that broke us.

Curtis: Yeah, that’s the song that got most people’s attention. Even though that song is so simple, the energy of it and the video of it was cool. I think we fucked with it so much that it made other people fuck with it too. When we made it, we were fucking around and we’d play it for people and be like, “Damn, this shit is tight.” “Scottie 2 Hottie” is definitely a Two-9 classic. To the new people that are just now onto Two-9, it’s usually the one that got their attention.

“1,000 More Blunts” — Curtis Williams
Curtis: You know how Rick Ross has Maybach Music and he always has a “Maybach Music” song on all of his tapes? This is kinda like how this one is. I made a song called “1,000 Blunts” two years ago. I remember I was at Juicy J’s house, and I was like, “Damn, I’m really smoking all this weed.” He had all this weed in his house and I was smoking hella weed. I felt like I was smoking more than him. There were times when I would roll up and I would load the bong up and he’d be like, “Nah, Curt. I’m good. I’m good.” I was putting weed in my pocket. Fucking taking shit back to the hotel. The artwork from it is from his crib, it’s me with a pound of fucking weed in my hand, blunts everywhere. So this song is called “1,000 More Blunts” ’cause it’s the second one. On my next project I’m gonna make like… I don’t know what I’m gonna call it, but…

XXL: 2,000 More Blunts?
Curtis: Yeah, 2,000 more blunts. Or 3,000 blunts. Something.

“Automatic” — Curtis Williams (Produced By Childish Major and C4)
Curtis: I just made that song randomly. That’s why it sounds kinda different than my other songs and the whole project. I just made it cause C4, he’s one of those producers that’s worked with Gucci Mane and people like that, but him, me and Childish have always been super cool. C4 always wanted me to rap on his beats, but he never really had beats that I wanted to rap on for myself, that I could make serious shit. But then him and Childish made that together. I was recording in another room, but he kept being like, “Yo, Kurt, come work. Come work.” I didn’t wanna blow him off, but I knew he was about to play all these super trapped out beats that I probably don’t [have] nothing for. So I walked over there and he was like, “Bro, listen to this beat.” He played it and I just freestyled the whole song. Right from the beginning. I didn’t even hear the rest of the beat until I was recording. I heard that first part and I was like, “Put me in the booth.” So I recorded literally the whole song. I heard the beat as I was recording it. Just because of that beginning part. I was like, “This shit sounds crazy as fuck.”

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