Mr. Porter Says Beat of “When the Gun Draws” was Originally for Dr. Dre’s “DETOX”

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“When the Gun Draws” is a song by Pharoahe Monch, featuring  and produced by Mr. Porter, released on June 26, 2007. In a song Monch spits from the perspective of a bullet, touching on social issues, conspiracy and the assassination of political figures.

 

 

 

In the recent Instagram post, Mr. Porter says: “In honor of my good friends birthday this beat was created for the original version of Dre’s Detox, and not like ‘oh I made some beats and gave them to Dre,’ I mean like in the other room while he was in another and trying to find a sound, any who Pharoahe Monch had this idea of writing a song from a bullets perspective, I thought it was brilliant and was already such a fan of his writing style, so I knew I had the perfect backdrop to this story. We worked on a lot of Desire at my Area 51 studio in Detroit, it was my first taste of Executive Production. I always say I have only worked with the absolute best lyricist in my career. He is one!! I love being able to give vision to the ears of the listener. This is why I’m such a fan of Hans Zimmer and Terrance Blanchard. This song is a movie in your ears. Enjoy.”

 

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#tbt in honor of my good friends birthday this beat was created for the original version of Dre's Detox, and not like oh I made some beats and gave them to Dre I mean like in the other room while he was in another and trying to find a sound, any who @pharoahemonch had this idea of writing a song from a bullets perspective, I thought it was brilliant and was already such a fan of his writing style, so I knew I had the perfect backdrop to this story. We worked on alot of Desire at my Area 51 studio in Detroit, it was my first taste of Executive Production. I always say I have only worked with the absolute best lyricist in my career. He is one!! I love being able to give vision to the ears of the listener. This is why I'm such a fan of Hans Zimmer and Terrance Blanchard. This song is a movie in your ears. Enjoy

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