The Wisconsin-bred singer penned the chorus for the Alex Da Kid-produced number as well as Em’s Grammy-nominated “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna. And although the veteran songwriter is used to being behind the scenes, Grey says she enjoyed her time in the spotlight.
“I was just flattered that they would involve me on such a project,” she told MTV News on the Grammy red carpet. “Dr. Dre has been working on [Detox] for 10 years and now I’m on a single off of it.”
Grey’s profile has been increasing lately, from her exposure as the woman behind the moving chorus of “Love the Way You Lie” and T.I.’s “Castle Walls” to lending her vocals to “I Need a Doctor” and being featured on Lupe Fiasco’s latest single, “Words I Never Said” and Diddy-Dirty Money’s “Coming Home.”
She’s working on her still-untitled solo debut with Alex Da Kid and the two are reaping the benefits of fusing her alt-sounding vocals with the British producer’s sweeping production.
“It’s just a creative experience being in the studio with different people,” she said of the pair’s work. “I’m not from the hip-hop world but I think that’s what works for the sound that we got. The combination of the alternative chorus mixed with the hip-hop verses.”
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