California producer DJ Mustard gained significant notoriety for crafting the smash single “Rack City” for Tyga. In a recent interview with XXLMag.com, Mustard reveals that the track was originally intended for YG.
“I mean that record came about so quick,” explained the producer. “I was doing a beat for YG, and he was like, ‘Tyga just hit me up; he said send him some beats.’ Iâ€™m like, ‘I donâ€™t know what to send him.’ He like, ‘Send him that.’ I was like, ‘You sure?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, send it.’ So, I sent it to him on like a Tuesday or a Wednesday and like on Thursday it was out. It just blew up.”
Mustard spoke highly of YG, explaining, “YG is the type of person that, if youâ€™re his friend, he gonâ€™ help. Heâ€™s not like a hater or nothinâ€™ like that like and be like, ‘Hey. Nah, donâ€™t give this to him.’ You know what Iâ€™m saying? He wasnâ€™t thinking like, ‘Oh, this is gonâ€™ be the last record heâ€™s gonâ€™ ever do.’ We both didnâ€™t think it was going to be as big as it is. It was like a good look.”
DJ Mustard also explained the meaning of the term “ratchet music.” “Itâ€™s basically like club music. Itâ€™s like really not being afraid to just have a good time. Like, the smartest girls, college girls, every race.”
“Anybody can be ratchet. Itâ€™s just a certain type of music that brings the ratchetness out of you. Like that 808 and that snap, it just brings ratchet out of you, so itâ€™s just like we just started calling it ratchet music.”