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"This and "Rabbit Season" are probably my favorites on the album. Typically, I would've made this just some MC shit, a live crowd pleaser if this beat would've popped in my inbox. But keeping up with the concept of the album and the character I was forming, it wouldn't have fit the album to just step out and spit some braggadocio raps. It ended up as a random collage of thoughts and images that shot out of my brain when I heard the beat. Weirdly enough,the "Blast of Silence" interlude that introduces the song at the end of "Rabbit Season" gave the song a dual meaning: a killer getting nervous before the big hit, something he's good at and has done many times. Even he can get tense and nauseous."
-Zilla Rocca

"Weak Stomach" was a beat I knew was going to bang as soon as I heard the sample. From the first piano stab of Shearwater's "Johnny Viola," I knew I had to make this into a beat for Zilla. My first idea was to take the drums from Barry White's "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More, Baby," but I thought the drums sounded a little too "live," if that makes any sense. So, I referred to Nas' "No Idea's Original," which samples the Barry White track, but Alchemist found a way to make the sample sound better. I took those drums-- which is why you can hear Nas warming up in every bar-- and tried speeding it up, but it didn't sound right. In turn, I slowed down the sample (which I never do, because I generally don't like the way slowed samples sound), and the track sounded even more sinister than the sample played at original speed. I played a couple of xylophone notes on my keyboard to layer over the piano, and who would have thought that a xylophone would make it sound even darker?"
-Douglas Martin

As told to No Trivia blog 6/30/09


from The Slow Twilight LP, released June 23, 2009
Beat by Douglas Martin aka Blurry Drones
Lyrics by Zilla Rocca (S.Zales) for Three Dollar Pistol Music (ASCAP)


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