Cee Lo Green Talks "The Lady Killer's" Inspiration

posted November 11, 2010 12:04:00 AM CST | 2 comments

Cee Lo Green Talks "The Lady Killer's" Inspiration

Cee Lo reveals that secret agents influenced the direction of his latest album.

With the release of his latest album, The Lady Killer, Cee Lo has delved into various musical influences.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Cee Lo revealed the biggest inspiration: "I sent some signals out to some producers I worked with and basically started by saying I wanted to sound like a big, black James Bond," explain Cee Lo. "I thought The Lady Killer sounded edgy and elegant at the same time. So I wanted something like James Bond, but like Barry White would do it."

The rapper/singer added, "I felt like, high up on the list that almost every woman has for things she wants in a man, a sense of humor is one of the first things,"" he explains. "I kind of referenced Austin Powers, too, a bit of sense of humor to it. Hence the song, 'Fuck You.' It's kind of all meant to be tongue-in-cheek and funny and charming."

In the interview, Cee Lo added there would "absolutely" be a third Gnarls Barkley album.

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