Crafting the backdrop to tracks like Lil Wayne’s “A Milli,” Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade,” Beyoncé’s “Diva”, Rihanna’s “Cockiness,” and even Kelis’s “Bossy,” producer Bangladesh is credited with being an integral part in the hip-hop machine throughout the ‘90s and 2000s and in a recent talk with Fader, the veteran producer explored his impact and his subsequent comeback.
In the conversation, Bang touches on a forthcoming effort slated for release later on in the year and expands on the influences that have come together to craft the sound he has under his belt at the moment and even drops off a preview of the talent we’ll get to hear on what is sure to be a monster of a project.
“My album is about what I was inspired by before I even did music,” He tells the publication. “Being from the Midwest I was heavily inspired by all hip-hop from all regions: the West Coast, the South, the East Coast. Heavily the east, just because they ran music back then […] It sounds like, I don’t know man, a body of work. Putting a “Cockiness,” with a “Diva,” with “Lemonade” — just an eclectic ass album. When Khaled is making his album, or when Puff is doing his, it’s their sound. The difference with me is that I’m physically touching the beat machine. I like to work with people that I think is going to make what I’m doing sound better. I have one song with The Game on the intro, Ice Cube on the first verse, Kendrick on the second verse, Nipsey Hussle on the third verse, and I’ma top it off with Ty Dolla $ign on the hook!”
In addition to the album, Bangladesh is also working on creating an imprint of talented new artists, hoping to restore an energy found in the era of LaFace Records and the nascent Bad Boy Records. Stay tuned for more details on just when his new project will arrive.