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September 20, 2007

Question for Donwill re: Lupe Fiasco and the Heroin

Filed under: Uncategorized — exclusivelyexclusive2 @ 2:52 am

Okay, so I went back over to the Lupe Fiasco blog and found this comment from reader Meli Mel:

 Meli Mel said…

“I’m also a producer, and I just want to go out on the limb and deend Lupe’s comments.  Usually, when I’m done mixing down a track, I tell my engineer to mix the whole yellow (meaning the previous recording), with the whole blue (new recording) to make the whole red (full recording).  I’m just saying.”

This comment is in reaction to news reports from the trial of Lupe Fiasco’s former business partner (Patton) in which contents of recorded conversations between Lupe and Patton were revealed.  Here is an excerpt from a news article:

In the recorded conversations, Patton and Fiasco discuss splitting up “whole yellow” and “whole red” ones.

A prosecution witness directly involved in Patton’s drug operation testified the colors referred to the mixing and prepping of $10 heroin packets. Fiasco, testifying for the defense, said they referred to mixing and prepping of music tracks. He denied any involvement in drugs. (Sun-Times)

So then I realized that this whole mystery about whole yellows and whole reds could possibly be solved by one of EE’s readers, Donwill.

Donwill is a recording artist (and his music is good, unlike the stuff that some other “artists” put out) and he must know about the whole yellows, reds and blues. Or his producer friends would know and he can ask them.

So Don, please clarify for us: is this music speak Lupe was talkin or is this negro full of it? We need your assistance…..lives are hanging in the balance! LOL. But for reals, your input would be appreciated.


EE & Friends



  1. Girlfriend? Let me solve your “Fiasco.” Blue is fo’ cripniggas, Red bloodniggas, Yellow? Oh that’s canaryniggas. Or as we call them the butterfly crew, boo! Now how You doin’?

    Comment by D'andre St. James — September 20, 2007 @ 3:00 am

  2. He’s a straight up Moozlim gangsta.

    Comment by D'andre St. James — September 20, 2007 @ 3:01 am

  3. Lawd, here goes Rootie Tootie fresh and…again

    Comment by Paula Jean — September 20, 2007 @ 3:03 am

  4. Oh, boy!

    Comment by exclusivelyexclusive — September 20, 2007 @ 3:04 am

  5. Keep yo’ name out yo’ mouf!

    Comment by D'andre St. James — September 20, 2007 @ 3:05 am

  6. D’Andre, I Am a woman I can be Rootie Tootie and it’s cute. You on the other hand have a 5’oclock shadow at 1:00 and your lipstick is 2 shades too pink

    Comment by Paula Jean — September 20, 2007 @ 3:06 am

  7. I’m mean keep my name out yo’ mouf!!!!

    Comment by D'andre St. James — September 20, 2007 @ 3:07 am

  8. LOL!!!

    Comment by lipgloss23 — September 20, 2007 @ 3:09 am

  9. Actually, I am a psychotherapist and I wonder about Paula Jean. Paula: are you aware that homosexulaity and transvestitism are 2 separate issues? Also, not all gay men want to be/are feminine; most gay men do not want to be woman or womanly at all. That desire is a whole other issue and is about gender identification not sexual orientation. Wake up.

    Comment by Christeenah — September 20, 2007 @ 3:09 am

  10. Awright?????????????????? Paula jean is weird and borderling in behavior. SHOUT OUT TO ALL OF THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS LOGGING ON!

    Comment by SisterSoul — September 20, 2007 @ 3:12 am

  11. Word!? They got therapy on this board? Yo’ I need a prescription for vicodin…

    Comment by Purple Haze — September 20, 2007 @ 3:14 am

  12. Can donwill please answer this question? I’m tired of all these dumbass people making comments to things that are not apart of the topic…

    Comment by Amy Cho — September 20, 2007 @ 3:15 am

  13. holy shit! how did i miss this entry… i feel like i been called to the blackboard to answer a math problem :/

    as a fan and friend of mr fiasco and his team i take his statements at face value. studio jargon is relative to the people working together. you often come up with your own coded language for what you are doing, sorta like spoken shorthand.

    alot of times its hard to describe the techniques and tools you are using when recording outside of that language that you develop with your engineer. for instance i have heard adlibs called overdubs. that probably doesnt illustrate what im tyring to say as well as it could but basically id say his words should be taken at face value.

    every studio set up is different and even the way people use their programs are different. the individual tracks could have been color coded so the mixing of whole yellow’s with whole blue’s could be refering to that. the vagueness of his statement reflects how vague the studio shorthand is, it makes reference to what only people in the immediate surrounding can understand. coulda been talkin about protools or a huge trackboard, but it makes sense to me.

    that said…


    Comment by mc dayjob — September 21, 2007 @ 2:33 am

  14. Blah, blah, blah
    I’m gonna go smoke some cholate tai, that is heat up my chocolate flavored coffee

    Comment by Anonymous — September 21, 2007 @ 2:43 am

  15. Oh, boy. I smell diplomacy over here. You shuld be in PR because you really know how to answer without answering. But…I understand.

    And that page won’t let me vote unless I belong to Myspace. I don’t belong. I’d sign up, but Myspace is the devil.

    Comment by exclusivelyexclusive2 — September 21, 2007 @ 2:44 am

  16. Sorry, I was just using coffee lingo that me and my coffee club made up and use amongst ourselves

    Comment by Anonymous — September 21, 2007 @ 2:44 am

  17. I guess they all have code names for packaging brown sugar, Smack, Junk, Skag, ‘H’, Brown, Horse, Harry, Boy… Call it what you want it’s all “Studio Mixing” to me, lol!

    Comment by Lipgloss23 — September 21, 2007 @ 2:47 am

  18. Oh okay, that completely confused me

    Comment by Amy Cho — September 21, 2007 @ 2:48 am

  19. LOL!

    Comment by Anonymous — September 21, 2007 @ 2:48 am

  20. I wanna chime in….that sounds like pro tools colors to me, but then again I don’t use ‘tools like that and I haven’t heard the recording. I joke about illegal shit when referring to music though…I call selling cds at a show “selling coke and rockssss to the kids nigga” but that’s a dry inside joke and if I said that to don he’d know what I meant so…

    Comment by von pea — September 21, 2007 @ 3:08 am

  21. Right on Von Pea! Right on! Cause we all know snitches git stitches, lol! I hear hear you though…

    Comment by Lipgloss23 — September 21, 2007 @ 3:16 am

  22. i did answer! lol…i promise it makes sense. how you gone not like my answer…

    you aint registered for de’space?

    for shame. step your online stalkerachi game up!

    Comment by mc dayjob — September 21, 2007 @ 3:29 am

  23. mcdayjob and von pea: y’all are too nice. You don’t want to speak badly of other artists, I understand. Boring…..but understandable.

    And I hope y’all win that contest. That would be cool.

    Comment by exclusivelyexclusive — September 21, 2007 @ 3:38 am

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