Watsky's Making an Album Episode 4 feat. Damien Wayans


Uploaded by LOUD on 30.07.2012

Transcript:

[MUSIC PLAYING]
MALE SPEAKER: This is it.
BRIAN: This is it.
MALE SPEAKER: This is it.
This is it.
BRIAN: Yeah, oh my god, your first full album.
MALE SPEAKER: It's one track.
It's a temp.
It's unmixed.
Standard disclaimers apply.
BRIAN: It's a hit!
MALE SPEAKER: Just play it.
BRIAN: It's a number one.
Let's just play it.
MALE SPEAKER: Let's just listen to it.
BRIAN: OK.
[MUSIC PLAYING]
[PHONE RINGS]
Wizzy!
I'm just with a client.
Uh huh.
Uh huh.
So she's 18?
That's great.
Oh, you had us all worried for a little bit.
I should probably go.
I'll talk to you later.
All right, bye.

I can't do anything with this.
I can't take this into LA.
MALE SPEAKER: That's like the best 16-bar verse I've written
in my life.
BRIAN: I heard enough.
And I know that if anyone listens to this, they'll go on
suicide watch.
MALE SPEAKER: What is wrong with Kurt's music, OK?
BRIAN: Listen.
Come here.
Let me tell you something.
Come here.
The secret to a hit album is the beat.
I know this because Aaron Carter told me when I worked
with him on This is How I Beat Shaq.
So here's what we're going to do.
We're going to reboot the beat.
What would you say if I can get you in the
room with Ricky Slim?
MALE SPEAKER: Ricky Slim?
Ricky Slim?
Are you serious?
BRIAN: Yeah.
MALE SPEAKER: You got a meeting with Ricky Slim?
Like the dude who was basically there for "Thriller"
like, Quincy Jones's right hand man--
BRIAN: Right.
Yes.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
MALE SPEAKER: You're having a meeting
with Ricky Slim senior?
BRIAN: His son, Ricky Slim Junior, aka Ricky the
Reboot, in a room.
MALE SPEAKER: Ricky Slim Junior.
BRIAN: Yeah.
[MUSIC PLAYING]
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: So a little birdie told me that you want
to make some hits.
MALE SPEAKER: Yeah.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Are you hungry?
MALE SPEAKER: I'm hungry.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: How hungry?
MALE SPEAKER: I want it.
Bad.
I'm hungry.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Oh, that's it?
MALE SPEAKER: No.
I'm a driven dude.
Definitely.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: No, no.
I want starving.
MALE SPEAKER: I'm starving.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: I want African baby with the little
belly sticking out and the buff-ass flies flying
around-type of hunger.
MALE SPEAKER: I'll do whatever it takes.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Then say it.
MALE SPEAKER: I'm that hungry.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Say African baby.
MALE SPEAKER: I'm African baby hungry.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: I'm African baby hungry.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Louder.
MALE SPEAKER: I'm African baby hungry!
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Louder, man.
MALE SPEAKER: I'm African baby.
I feel--
I didn't feel right saying it.
I tried to go there, it didn't work.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Good.
And it's fine.
I'm black.
MALE SPEAKER: OK.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Now let's begin.

RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: What's up?
MALE SPEAKER: I don't know what the next
step is in this process.
I'm kind of trying to take my cues from you
right now, so whatever--
I'm open.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: I get it.
I get it.
I get it.
I'm the genius.
MALE SPEAKER: Yeah.
Did you want me to throw something out?
I'm ready when you are.
So.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: How about this.
Let's start with drums.
MALE SPEAKER: All right.

Anything in particular?
Because anything that you give me, I'll
use that, but I don't--
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: What was you thinking?
MALE SPEAKER: I didn't come in with any ideas specifically, I
thought you would be the one providing that element of
things, the music.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: What's your favorite bass drum?
MALE SPEAKER: I always loved "When the Levy
Breaks", Led Zeppelin.
It's really organic, like heavy-hitting, raspy--
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Hmm.
Never heard of him.
MALE SPEAKER: Black Eyed Peas, like boom boom pow.
Like one of those.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: William?
MALE SPEAKER: Well, I don't actually want to play
something like that.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: No, no.
Play some William's stuff.
MALE SPEAKER: Something OK, I'm just going to start a
tempo, like right there.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: OK, yeah.
Oh, I like that.
MALE SPEAKER: I mean, I can't add the snaps because that's--
it's just tracking to--
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Oh.
MALE SPEAKER: So like--
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Oh, oh.
That's good.
Oh, this is nice.
What else you got?

MALE SPEAKER: Like some more percussion stuff?
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Oh, some congos and moraccos.
Yeah.
I heard that in one of Michael Jackson's songs.
[SINGING]
Put that in there.
Put that in there.
MALE SPEAKER: OK.
Like some hand percussion?
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: No, man.
[SINGING]
So basically, put some like, [HUMMING].
Yeah.
MALE SPEAKER: Right.
OK.
I could--
[PLAYING MUSIC]
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Oh.
Oh, that's good.
Oh yeah.

Oh.
Woo!
Oh, man.
I knew you had it in you.
Oh, that's nice.
Yeah, I like that.
Woo.
All right.
Well, that was a good session.
Time's up.
MALE SPEAKER: We've been here like, four and a
half minutes maybe.
We just haven't got a lot done, and we
can do a lot more.
And we have a ton of amazing equipment here.
We've used this kind of shitty keyboard for like a second,
and I just--
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Whoa, whoa.
Are you questioning my methods, son?
MALE SPEAKER: No.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Whoa, whoa, whoa.
I'm a mind freak.
I was brought here to crack open your creative vessel.
I'm not just sitting here twiddling my thumbs like some
twiddling thumb mother [BEEP].
MALE SPEAKER: Right.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: And I feel like we threw some high hats
mixed in some congos, some tribal warfare, and we got
something good.
MALE SPEAKER: I guess I just don't see why we don't--
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Now what you've got to do is sprinkle
your lyrical genius on top.
And boom.
Presto.
We in business.
MALE SPEAKER: I guess I just feel a lot of pressure because
Brian's expecting me to go back with something fleshed
out, and we've kind of something that, to me, feels
like kind of a demo from an '80s keyboard.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: I got it.
Since you're cool, for you and for Brian, I'm about to give
you the Ricky Slim Junior sound.
My whistle.
Tap that button.

Come on, fetus face.
Let's groove.
[MUSIC PLAYING]
MALE SPEAKER: Marker.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: The signature Ricky Slim sound.
I just going to give this to you.
Because you're cool people.
MALE SPEAKER: Thank you, I appreciate that.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: My whistle.
MALE SPEAKER: OK.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Hit that button.
MALE SPEAKER: Which-- there's a lot of buttons there, so--
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Pick one.
MALE SPEAKER: All right.
RICKY SLIM JUNIOR: Ah, that's the button.