Made With Tracklib: Young M.A - Wahlinn

Made With Tracklib: Young M.A - Wahlinn

“They say we be wahlinn'. Louie V down and stylin'.” Brooklyn-based emcee Young M.A. reached millions with her hit “Wahlinn”, following a streaming-earthquake with her breakthrough hit “UUUOOO.” Both tracks have been produced by U-Dub, with “Wahlinn” including a subtle Chinese sample from Tracklib.

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Young M.A. uses the track “Wahlinn” to salute her hometown of New York City. Raw as always, but a bit more melodic than usual with a layer of auto-tune over her wahlinn vocals together with fellow Brooklynite KorLeone.

Strings and a flute off “Embroidering Pouch" by South China Music Troupe have been interwoven in the beat, adding a subtle oriental flavor to “Wahlinn.” The music comes from the archives of China Record Corporation, which is the world’s largest collection of traditional and contemporary music.

“Having the confidence that the sample clearance was going to be taken care of in 5 minutes, we were able to go right into ‘creative mode’ without any second-guessing.”

“For our ‘Wahlinn’ record, I had the satisfaction of finding that unique gem that I knew nobody else had flipped yet,” tells producer U-Dub. “Having the confidence that the clearance was going to be taken care of in 5 minutes, we were able to go right into ‘creative mode’ without any second-guessing.”

Young M.A. hasn’t slowed down ever since. Recently, she released “Bleed” backed by a stripped-down beat (also produced by U-Dub). And don’t be surprised if you’ll spot more Tracklib samples in the future. U-Dub: “I think Tracklib is a godsend service that every producer needs to check out. I also appreciate how the catalog keeps growing. I always have something new to listen to whenever I’m on the site.”


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