Too Short Addresses Trinidad James' Use Of "I Luv" Sample On "All Gold Everything"
Too Short says he didn't even know that Trinidad James originally used his beat.
Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything" was one of the biggest hit records of 2012, helping to propel the rapper into the spotlight. But where did that hypnotizing beat come from?
In a recent interview with Vlad TV, Too Short sat down to talk about his song "I Luv," which is claimed to be slowed-down sample for Trinidad's "All Gold Everything." He says he didn't even know about the song until he looked up his own single.
"At one point I went to look up the video that's out now, the new version, and mine popped up right next to it so somebody knows something," Too Short said. "Fourteen years later I'm just checking it out and the 'All Gold Everything' song comes on and it was the first time I ever heard it and I was like, 'Whoa,' because it's very distinct."
Too Short says that he too got inspiration from music that was released before his time and is fine with Trinidad James using his song. "I can't tell you how many times I've turned to Parliament Funkadelic for inspiration and actually just outright and replayed or sampled a song," he said. "As long as we take care of everything properly it's all love."
The West Coast rapper most recently teamed with E-40 to release a pair of collaborative albums, History: Mob Music and History: Function Music. The former bowed at No. 71 and the latter at No. 62, selling 5,700 and 6,500 copies, respectively.
Watch the full video interview below (via Vlad TV).