Homewrecker

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"Homewrecker"
Homewrecker cover
Album track by Vic Mensa
Album The Autobiography
Released 2017
Length 4:08
Label Roc Nation, Capitol
Writer(s) Vic Mensa, Ernest Wilson, Rivers Cuomo
Producer Vic Mensa, Ernest Wilson
Status Officially released

"Homewrecker" is the fourth track from The Autobiography, the debut album by Vic Mensa. The Weezer song "The Good Life" is sampled on the track, and additional vocals are provided by Rivers Cuomo.

Overview

Vic Mensa told Acclaim Magazine [1]: "Seeing Rivers in the booth singing on ‘Homewrecker’ and sounding like the guy I’ve been listening to since I was 10 years old was just crazy. His voice was like an angel,"

Rivers Cuomo, when asked about the collaboration in an interview with NME, said [2]:

That was bizarre. He sampled the breakdown guitar solo from ‘The Good Life’, which is a pretty obscure song from a pretty obscure Weezer album from 1996. It was never on the radio. I went to the studio to put some finishing vocals on his track and said ‘how in the world did you come to sample this weird 30 seconds of Weezer to rap over?’ It’s like the least likely 16 bars – especially with him having grown up on hip-hop, and he said ‘what are you talking about? I grew up on rock music. I’m a fan of Nirvana, Green Day and Weezer’. It was surprising but it was total musical prejudice on my part. You never know what people are into."

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