In a recent interview with HipHopWired.com, the Atlanta emcee provided further insight on the LP, and why he decided to record with the Brooklyn producer.
In explaining why he chose to have El-Producto lace the project entirely on his own, Mike Bigga cited some of the most successful emcee-producer combos of the past.
"If you look at Ice Cube with The Bomb Squad, if you look at Cypress Hill and Muggs and Gang Starr and Premier, I wanted that one producer experience," revealed Mike. "When me and El-P got in, he came to Atlanta for like a week. We did four or five joints. And by the time he left, I was convinced that not only did I want to do the record in full, but I wanted to do the record only with him."
Mike continued, elaborating on the recording process with El-P. "Our chemistry just clicked so instantly I was like, Yo, we got to do it. So, last summer, I went up to Brooklyn. I stayed on the Lower East Side for four or five weeks and we knocked out a whole album. That's the way it used to get made. That's the way I feel like albums should and could get made."
The first song off of R.A.P. Music, "Big Beast " featuring Killer Mike, Bun B, T.I. & Trouble, leaked last week.