“..its the conditions in which you plant your seeds that determine how they will grow..”
The highly anticipated Meek Mill “Oodles O’ Noodles” video from the comeback album ‘Championships’ just dropped June 5. The video starts with a deep meaningful quote paying homage to emphasize many of those caught up in the system who are simply the products of their environment.
We sat down with “Oodles O’ Noodles” 3x-platinum, Grammy-nominated producer, Butter Beats (@dollabillkidz) to get his perspective and how he found the perfect sound that just hit differently for everyone hearing it.
” My sound is sampled based, so it’s more of an emotion that I searched for, therefore what you get is a diverse sound that has a broad spectrum of appeal. Seeing the younger generation vibing to my music encouraged me a lot. Producers like Just Blaze, Dr. Dre, Buckwild, Swizz Beatz and AraabMuzik just to name a few inspired me through my producer journey.”
Butter who also produced major records like “Blue Notes” by Meek Mill, “Thug Life” by Nipsey Hussle (RIP) , “Girl Cry” by Cam’ron and Vado, and “She Got Her Own” Ne-Yo featuring Jamie Foxx and Fabolous, is no stranger to creating hits, but this one just “hit different”.
Boom Boom: What made “Oodles O’ Noodles” hit differently for you personally?
Butter Beats: For producers it all starts with a blank sequencer and a metronome, so to watch it unfold into a Meek Mill album placement, a Jimmy Fallon performance with a live replay by The Roots on my birthday, a billboard appearance in Midtown NYC, a fan favorite, a lyric video and a visual video, it’s just something words can’t explain. I’m truly blessed and honored to be a part of greatness.
Growing up sometimes all I had to eat was Oodles O’Noodles when times were rough. My family grew up on food stamps in poverty so this hit home directly!
Crazy, thats amazing. Was there any other song that really spoke to you directly?
‘Miss My Dawgs’ was another record that hit home directly. Rest in peace, Chinx Drugz. He was a good friend of my brother, Vado which I soon got introduced to and became cool. The name of that beat was called ‘Blood Sport’. I had sent it to Meek and Chinx. I didn’t even think in a million years that a year later after I sent it out it would a tribute song to my bro! Long live Chinx Drugz. #MISSMYDAWG
Oh Wow. Yes R.I.P. Chinx. How did the “Oodles O’Noodles” beat get into the hands of Meek Mill?
I sent the beat to Meek Mill’s multi-platinum engineer, Cruz with a couple of other heaters and being that he knows Meek’s sound to the ‘T’, I guess he put the ‘Oodles O’ Noodles’ beat on a special list.
History repeats itself unless you break the mold and Meek Mill is doing what he can to change all of that. In April 2019, the Philadelphia rapper helped introduce a criminal justice reform bill in his home state, while he and Jay-Z’s Reform Alliance works to derange the system of imprisonment by stopping the practice of unlawful probation and cash bail policies.
Thank you Butter Beats for your time, and we’re all looking forward to the next billboard hit!
“Oodles O’ Noodles” is a track off Championships, produced by Butter Beats. The video is directed by Will Ngo.