Kanye West’s ‘All Day’ Co-Producer Velous Says He Initially Gave the Track to French Montana
Kanye West has been slowly unleashing Yeezy season since the dawn of 2015, with his latest unveil being the new single "All Day" which he recently premiered during a rousing performance at the BRIT Awards. The new track, produced by Velous and French Montana, shows a different, more familiar side of West than his upcoming album's previous releases "Only One" and "FourFiveSeconds." MTV recently caught up with Velous and got some insight on the making of West's latest offering. V, a 21-year-old out of Kingston, New York, says he initially gave the track to French, to whom he signed with last June.
"I made that beat while I was sitting on my boys couch watching Saturday Night Live," he said of the beat making process. "I usually do everything in the studio, but I did that on a couch with a keyboard on my lap just chilling...I guess Kanye was rocking with it, so he gave it to Kanye."
Many people were surprised to see Montana's name in the production credits. Velous explained his involvement in the beat's creation. "There's a lot of different things that go into production," he said. [French] doesn't make beats but he has ideas. He always has ideas for his tracks. Him and Kanye went back and they had some ideas and added some stuff. There's stuff that I didn't put in the beat that they added to it. So that's where the co-production came in. He was definitely involved."
Check out the entire interview, above.