Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Leaked! (On purpose.) "Caked Up" by Stik Figa and Ron Ron

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 9:15 AM

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It's the collabo some local heads have been waiting for...
Topeka-bred rapper and producer Stik Figa (mayne) recently teamed up with Ron Ron (the rapper so nice they named him twice) for a track called "Caked Up."

MP3:

Ever since Stik leaked the joint on his MySpace page,

he's been hearing rave reviews. How did a feel-good artist from Top

City come to record music with a street rapper who was -- at least

temporarily -- from the wrong side of the tracks?


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"It was a weird thing," Stik says. "This guy Grant Rice has been cool with Str8jacket,

who's been cool with me for a long time. He's from Topeka. So Grant

hit  me up and said, 'You really need to hear Ron Ron, he's a fan of

yours and he wants to get at you.' Then Ron Ron called me out of the

blue, saying he got the number from Mac Lethal at a show or something.

Since then, we've been like, we gotta get something done."

Stik

had the "Caked Up" beat already, and once Ron Ron and Stik recorded

verses over it, it was a wrap. That song, plus another track, are

already in the bag for what Stik and Ron Ron hope will become an album

by the end of the year. The other song Stik's guarding with his life,

trying to make us drool. 

"The thing about Ron Ron is, he's

just solid," Stik says. "Just dope, all the way around. I was like,

it's stupid that no one's hollering at this guy. I was talking to Greg Enemy for awhile, we were asking ourselves, 'Who's the guy right now? Who's the guy

on the other side of Troost, who is he?' I don't want the 'okay' dude

who's been to prison seven million times...I want the guy who's dope.

Ron Ron's name kept poppin' up, and when I saw "Hey Honey," I was like, what's this?"

So, for the uninitiated: What does "caked up" mean, exactly?

"Caked up

means getting money," Stik says. "Let me say it like Spock would say

it: It's the accumulation of large amounts of funds, earned in a means

that is sometimes shady or illegal." He laughs. "But since I'm not that

kind of dude, I rapped about actual cake."

The sample Stik used on the track -- "all my ni@@as caked up" -- is from "Mr. Me Too" by Clipse featuring Pharrell Williams.

"Let

it swish around in your brain, put it on in the car and drive around

town for awhile," Stik advises. He's frustrated with the quick

expiration dates on new hip-hop music today, like how a new track gets

old before its time. "That's what I've been going through with making

another record. Do I throw it up on the internet for free, like

everyone else? I'm battling with that, with this record I love so much.

It's my baby. I don't want to throw it out like that. People are such

businessmen on this. Is there any musician left in anybody anymore,

that give a damn?"

Yes, and apparently their names are Stik

Figa and Ron Ron, though we have to wait awhile for that one -- Ron

Ron's a busy man, Stik says. In the more immanent future, look out for

an album of Stik with Oddisee, plus Stik's upcoming solo album, due out...soon! 



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