Alchemist Reveals Carter 3 Song Meant For His LP, “They Cut Me A Check For $350K”

With The Alchemist’s sophomore LP Chemical Warfare hitting stores next month, caught up with the producer to speak on the disc, and one track in particular that didn’t make the final cut.

It turns out that “You Ain’t Got Nuthin” from Lil Wayne’s multi-platinum Tha Carter III – which also features Fabolous and Juelz Santana – was originally supposed to be on Alc’s album. In fact the Beverly Hills-bred beatmaker wasn’t initially thrilled about losing the song.

“I’m gonna keep it real,” he revealed to XXL. “At first, I was angry. Just the stubborn, dumb rapper/producer guy. Like, ‘Nah, son, I’m making an album! You’re pulling my arm out of my body! This is a finger on my body and you’re making the body incomplete.’ But there was an artist who shall remain nameless who was with me at the time who was like, ‘Shit, if you don’t wanna use that shit, I will!’”

Al sent the track to Weezy, hoping to get a hook, but instead the New Orleans superstar had other plans in mind. “At first the record was done without Wayne and then we sent to Wayne to get the hook on it and it came back with his verse,” Alc explained. “At first, with the whole effect on the voice, I wasn’t crazy about it—not that I’m against it, I just don’t know if that’s how I heard it on the record. It worked out. Hallelujah.”

Al was in turn compensated nicely for his work behind the boards. “[Universal] cut me a check that was $350 grand,” he said. “I’m chillin now. Thanks, baby!”

Chemical Warfare, which features cameos from Eminem, Jadakiss, Pusha T, Blu, Lady Of Rage, Kool G Rap, Prodigy, Three 6 Mafia and Juvenile, among others, hits stores on July 7 via E1 music. – Adam Fleischer

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  • EReal

    Good for Alc. Get that $$$$$$$$$$$

    Never heard that track anyway, lol. I dont listen to lil wayne.

    • Tony Grand$

      @ Ereal

      Fab’s verse on that song goes hard[||]. Peep it.

      • Mr. Fly as a Pelican

        Fuck yeah Fab bodied that verse!!!

    • kev

      well listen to the song dude. cus its dope as ever

    • mo

      $350k for one bullshit beat? No wonder this country is in a recession.

  • $ykotic

    Don’t even care about the Wayne cut.

    Alc running with Em and seeing some serious money and respect from the game. That’s what I like.


  • allhiphop>xxlmag

    that was probably the weakest song on Tha Carter III
    nice beat though it just didnt match that kind of album and Wayne didnt match it
    it was a mixtape track at first too

    • EReal

      It didnt match the album because it was a dope beat lol.

      • allhiphop>xxlmag

        wouldve been good on Tha Carter II though

  • BeerGangsta

    Job well done Alchemists! I am a DJ and Beat Maker to. That’s why I got to move to LA to get heard. I won’t to do Flimmaking and Acting. LA stand for Like America! You staight for life know Alchemists. Skills to make Meals!

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Like this one time me and Wayne were smoked the fuck out chillin in my lounge. We had some women on the set and I just got done fucking a few of em right in front of everybody. I laughed and said “Damn, what is that 8 or 9 in a row? I ain’t even washed my dick off yet…” Impressed with myself, I looked at Wayne and was like “Yo, for real. The way we living… We should be making rock music…”
    Wayne’s facial expression changed like he had an epiphany or something, he took another pull on the blunt, then went in for the sloppy seconds on all the women.

    I didn’t see dude for a few months, but one day, he comes rolling up my driveway in the Phantom, I walk out there in my Louis V. slippers to meet him and he rolls the back window down just a crack and slips me a piece of paper. He tells me “Thanks for the inspiration, homey…” and I open my palm and see the paper is actually a certified check for a cool million.

    True Story.

    The End.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

    • BeerGangsta

      I don’t believe that shit nigga! who you think I am Waffle Head Fred! Come better than that the next time!

      • $ykotic

        Why? Because you’re uninspiring?

        It’s happened to me. Not for a millie but some real cash. More than 4x. No need for name drops.

        Get $ Herbz!

    • http://myspace/s2do S.O.

      Found OG Matt Herbz!!!! What’s up IDK if yor still on or not, but your funny (pause) & your the co-founder of the “WNM”


    350K!!! damn, congrats my nig. dat song is one of my fav. it was NOT the weakest track on C3, thanks to Loso & Juelz merked.

    I get money out da ass, dats some expensive shit – Juelz

    It’s been a good year, maybe I should ride blimp (what you think?)’Cause your boy just stay above the game – Loso (n case u aint kno so)

  • HERM

    Isn’t that the track that Fabolous supposedly took shots at Wayne on? Eh oh well, don’t spend all that dough at one place Alc.

    • allhiphop>xxlmag

      probably used it to put Em on the album

      • EReal

        Right? If he was smart. Get some of that ringtone money. hahaha


    for them to cut a check that big its got to be FN HOT!! wayne must of loved it!!! al is like the white version of dr.dre

  • dabeachboi

    That songs fire!!!!! I hate lil wayne but listened to it cuz ALC was on the boards and that shit was the most G song on that album for sure! WEST COSTA NOSTRA

  • mojo

    that’s a lot for a forgettable song. Dumb dumb purchase.

  • Sleepy Wonder

    350,000? Fuck! I’d Finish Paying Off My Mom’s Crib, Buy Me That New Camaro And Take A Trip To Japan Or Italy (Or Why Not Both) With That Money.

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  • Eric

    yeah, they overpaid for that joint right there… especially since Wayne had the worst verse on there.

    by the way, Carter 3 was the best selling mixtape in history

    • DetroitDraper

      Thats exactly what is was bro. And unlike everyone else that shit didnt impress me. You got to do better(in the BET voice) lol.

  • esco702

    WTF…Baby actually paid somebody?

    Wanna hear some real hip hop check…

    Tune in Monday nights to Vegas Raw 7pm pst/ 9pm cst & 10pm est

  • 92FS

    350K for one track huh? Yup…I think I’ve finally found my true calling!

  • Rob Martin

    What the hell are yall smokin’? This was one of the hotter beats on the album, plus had the best guest verses on the album. Wayne did not need to be on this song AT ALL.

    Alchemist only makes that crack shit.

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  • 9mm

    what the fuck?? fuck Wayne, Royce da 5’9 nailed this beat 1000times better than these fools

  • Flez

    Alchemist getting that cake

  • Q! tha Great!

    $350K for that track?!?! I think that’s one out of two songs that I always skip on tha
    carter III!! ha,ha,ha, thats crazy!!! well at least Alc got his pockets swollen! Good look Alc!!

  • MUNK1

    “AlanTheChemistif u believe this shit, then i got a small island off the coast of Australia id like to sell you……”

    “AlanTheChemistit was actually 700k. 350 was the 1st half. POW!”


  • D

    the original was 10x better than Waynes version

  • ruffhuff

    that song had some of the hardest spitting on it and it wasnt by wayne…. that song and the first one are the only good ones anyway… stop acting surprised about the 350K… it sold alot of records and kanye gets 500K each for the bogus tracks he gave him

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  • Apollo

    Remix Cd, thought i’d share its pretty dope!!

  • maCaso

    “Ain’t Got Nuttin” went hard only in favour of Fab but Lil Wayne tried way to hard to try and out rap the first too artist on it, So hard it turned out sh1t! Juelz wasnt bad either!

  • shaffaaf27

    yo why not mention crooked i being ont he album?

  • Yo

    350k aint shit compared to what that old whit guy got for lollipop

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  • Paco Rabanne

    Do people still pay that kinda money for beats?

  • Reg Young

    That’s not why it’s a recession. That man decided to take a cut of the points as opposed to a flat fee. He’s just getting his cut of the sales from the album. Congrats, homie!

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  • Александр

    Побольше б таких постов на блоге.

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