Kodak Black Says “Lockjaw” Hook Started as a Freestyle
On Thursday, French Montana and Kodak Black released the music video for their summer hit, "Lockjaw." In a new interview, Kodak reveals that the song's hook was originally a freestyle before it became the fully fleshed out chorus that it is now.
"The beat came on, and [French] was trying to figure out the hook to it," says lil' Kodak in the video above. "He was in the booth trying to go off the head with a melody to try and come up with something. I didn't even really like how he was coming with it. I came up with something better in my head. So I told him to record me."
The 18-year-old continues, "That song, we made it weird. It wasn’t all at one time. The hook wasn't supposed to be the hook, really. Then [French] was like, 'Oh, we can just keep repeating it ... and then we made the hook."
The Ben Billions-produced track is a sonic masterpiece about drugs, liquor, women and guns. French and Kodak use a back-and-forth strategy for their braggadocious verses, and the music video amplifies the overall effect. Neighborhood folk show off their motorcycle and ATV tricks and flash wads of cash as the NY and Florida rappers take the viewer on a tour of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and Broward County, Fla..
In other Kodak news, the up-and-comer's new mixtape, Lil B.I.G. Pac, is set to drop tomorrow (June 11), and it's got a collab with Gucci Mane on it. "Lockjaw" will appear on Montana's forthcoming album, MC4.
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