Lil Lody Is Working With Plies, Says Young Jeezy Is a 'Teacher'
Producer Lil Lody is feeling the love. About 18 months ago, he laid a track for Miami hitmaker Rick Ross, titled 'Summer's Mine,' which was a diss record directed at trap rapper Young Jeezy. The longstanding rivalry between the two artists was the catalyst in putting Lody on the map as one of the freshest, young producers to watch. Six months after Ross' track dropped, Lody received a phone call from Jeezy's camp, asking that he travel to Atlanta for a weekend of studio sessions. Lody didn't hesitate and drove to Georgia with his hometown of North Memphis in his rearview mirror. After that initial weekend, Jeezy extended an offer that the eager rapper-producer couldn't refuse. He informed Lil Lody that a room had been booked at a local hotel and his presence was needed for his upcoming album. Since then, the 22-year-old has lent his passion for creating speaker-thumping records to the Atlanta rapper's 'The Real Is Back [Parts 1 and 2]' as well as the much-anticipated 'TM103.'
Within a matter of months, Lody had a phenomenal run of smash records with Jeezy's Corporate Thugz Entertainment camp. Lody then dropped his mixtape, 'The Theory,' last May and fielded calls from other high-profile artists hoping to rejuvenate their sound with his earth-rumbling production. After working with artists from Fabolous to Yo Gotti, he says that he isn't close to being at his peak. He's focused on success and his alignment with one of the most solid albums of 2011 definitely helps things. Earlier this month, he released 'Heat N Da Streetz' -- a sort of refresher mixtape showcasing tracks featuring various artists over his production. Lody is content and he has nothing left to prove, except how he plans to outdo himself.
The BoomBox had the opportunity to talk with Lil