"Special Delivery" Producer Says Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz Didn't Credit Him on "Uproar"
The producer says he's not credited on the hit single.
For the past 25 years, Ez Elpee has had a hand in producing some of the most recognizable beats in hip-hop. He is behind hits like Junior M.A.F.I.A's "Get Money," Nas's "Oochie Wally," and, of course, G. Dep's "Special Delivery."
When Lil Wayne released the long-awaited album The Carter V, the Swizz Beats and Avenue-produced track "Uproar" became a hit. The track is a flip of the song "Special Delivery."
However, Ez Elpee claims that he did not receive a production credit.
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"They stole my shit," Elpee told HipHopDX. "Seventeen years and now we're having extra plays on the record...that was a hit record. It stood the test of time."
Elpee says that he isn't angry about the use of the sample. The producer just wants to be credited:
I went into the comments or whatever and [Swizz] is trying to downplay it...It's just like if I took "Ruff Ryders Anthem" and did it over and didn't give him a credit for it... I know you need a record. I understand that. I know you're trying to reinvent yourself. That's dope. There's nothing with that. But like damn my nigga, like you trying to act like you never heard "Special Delivery?"
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Elpee also finds it odd that Wayne used the beat, despite the fact he dismissed the beat on the 2012 freestyle "Green Ranger."
We've all made a lot of money... life goes on...I just find it unusual that Wayne said he hated the beat -on the beat- and now it's on his album.
You can read the full interview with HipHopDX here.