S1 explains the story. “Well, Big ups to my mans Dre Mckenzie and Tony G (A&R for G-Unit Records) for making the connect for me. I met Dre back in 2008 at the iStandard/One Stop Shop and kept a solid relationship with him. I would send him beats every month consistently for a couple years until I heard Fif wanted to buy these two beats from me. Remind you that this was back in Fall of 2010.”
S1 then describes how he first met 50 Cent. “I went to [New York] and made a visit to Dre at the G-Unit office. Fif was in a meeting in the backroom so Dre took me back to meet him. When Fif saw me, he immediately gets up and leaves the meeting and tells me ‘I had an APB out on you. You got some HEAT!’ So we went into his office and he told me the concept of the ‘My Life’ record and spit his verses for me. He was like ‘This is gonna be HUGE.’”
S1 concluded, “So for the next year or so 50 cent would mention me in all his interviews about me producing on his album. Through the grapevine I was hearing Eminem hopped on the record then from an Executive at Interscope Records I was told Adam Levine was gonna be on the record. Fast forward through three mixtapes and one album later, the song stood the test of time and its about to come out now as a single.”
Check out the complete S1 interview online at iStandardProducers.com.