The making of SZA's "Forgiveless"
Grammy award winning producer Rodney Jerkins was hit with inspiration when he found a 25-year-old VHS tape of Ol'Dirty Bastard (Wu Tang Clan). He used AudioShake to extract vocal stems and samples of the late rapper's perfomance for SZA's "Forgiveless." In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Rodney Jerkins revealed the production behind "Forgiveless" included finding a decades old VHS tape of the late Ol'Dirty Bastard (ODB) of Wu Tang Clan. After hearing the tape back, the producer thought it would be the right sample for SZA, but needed to extract just the vocals of OBD off the existing backing track. Using AudioShake, Jerkins was able to separate the vocal and instrumental stems and utilize the iconic rapper's performance in this number-one album.