The track features some ratchet bars from Lil Jon, while Dre’s vocals are heard on the hook and verse as he raps about life as a West Coast player. “I don’t give a fuck about a n*gga or b*tch, too/I run with a big crew and yeah, they sick too,” Dre rhymes on the track.
On how the track came to be, Lil Jon shared with XXL, “For me, I put Mac Dre right up there with Biggie and ’Pac as legends who have since passed on.” He continued, “I woke up one morning and remembered a beat I did for a Janet Jackson remix. She never used it. When I heard his vocals over the beat I was like ‘this is it!’ I think maybe God had me do that beat for Mac Dre the whole time…that was the reason Janet never used it.”
Furthermore, Lil Jon had to seek approval from Mac’s mother, Mac Wanda. “I’m more than excited for this record to come out. I’m grateful to Lil Jon and emotional about it as well,” she said. “I’m a Lil Jon fan, and my son was a Lil Jon fan, so when he respectfully approached me about this idea there was no way I was going to say no to him.”
Mac Dre, real name Andre Hicks, was shot and killed in 2004. Stream “Ain’t No Tellin’” above and below.
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— LILJON (@LilJon) June 11, 2019