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Russell Wilson Helped Fatman Scoop Perfect Ciara's 'Level Up' Remix Alongside Missy Elliott

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Fatman Scoop gives the inside scoop on how the "Level Up" remix, also featuring Missy Elliot, came about. And Ciara's hubby Russell Wilson offered up his own edits that actually made the cut. More inside...

Now this is the story all about how the "Level Up" remix came about.

CiCi reunited with Fatman Scoop and Missy Elliott for the remix of her new dance track that's taking over the airwaves and social media with the #LevelUpChallenge. The last time these three artists were on a track was on CiCi's 2005 hit "Lose Control." Missy also collaborated with Ciara on "1,2 Step" and "Work."

Fatman Scoop hopped on Instagram to share the "process" of how the "Level Up" remix came about. He said the mom-of-two hit him up about 4 months ago to hop on a new track she was working on. The producer was scheduled to go to London in two days, but he dropped everything and hopped on a flight to Seattle to record the track. He linked up with Ciara inside a studio owned by Microsoft co-owner Paul Allen:

 

A MUST READ!!!! THE STORY BEHIND THE LEVEL UP RMXI The "process" behind the Level Up Remix. About 4 Months Ago, I get a random call from a 404 number. Since NO ONE ever calls me from Georgia (i don't know why) I didn't pick it up right away. I get a text like two minutes later like "pick up fool!!! Its Ciara" So I pick up the call and Cici is on the other line like I need you to come to Seattle to get on this song. She sends me a 15 second clip, so I can have a idea of the song. I have to go to London in 2 days, so I get up fly out there, sleep for 3 hours and then go to the studio. Now this isn't just ANY studio, this is the studio of the dude who is the co owner of MICROSOFT Paul Allen. Tomorrow, Ill tell you what happened, how it was and what happened when her HUSBAND Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks showed up.....

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Once he got there, he started recording his adlibs when the "Level Up" singer's husband/Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson paid a visit. Not only did he come in to hear what they were cooking up, he also offered up some suggestions to make the song better.

"I start to do my parts (in this video) and Russell Wilson from the Seahawks comes in," Fatman Scoop recalled. "So he is listening to it and says, why don't you say this?' So I asked him, 'do you see me coming into the huddle and telling you what to do at your job?' The room starts laughing so loud. But what he said DID MAKE SENSE!!!

Ha!

"So you know what? I went in there and said it! Credit Russell Wilson as a WRITER on the remix!"

 

Check it:

 

A MUST READ - PART 2 The "Process" of the Level Up Remix So I am writing my parts, me and Ciara just getting up on old times talking about Lose Control, Relationships and Marriage. Anyone who knows me from my days of doing my sex and relationship show on MTV knows I'm a fucking MANIAC when it comes to that stuff so we started talking about marriage and stuff and 2 hours just blew by with us just laughing and talking shit. I start to do my parts (in this video) and Russell Wilson from the Seahawks comes in. So he is listening to it and says, "why don't you say this?" So I asked him, "do you see me coming into the huddle and telling you what to do at your job?" The room starts laughing so loud. But what he said DID MAKE SENSE!!! So you know what? I went in there and said it! Credit Russell Wilson as a WRITER on the remix! Ciara LOVES and TRUSTS that man. Even with her music. Me and Russell then started talking about the finer points of YELLING. Me on stage and him in a HUDDLE when 60,000 people don't want your team to hear the play. I gave him some pointers being the loudest guy in the room (he was a close 2nd....) I wanted him to throw me a pass the way he would throw it to a real receiver but he said it would probably break one of my fingers, so i said FUCK that....and kept ti moving. Tomorrow Ill show you the RESULTS of our work!

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And there you have it. Russell is a songwriter now.

Take a listen to the "Level Up" remix below:

Check out this behind-the-scenes clip of Ciara and Fatman Scoop bouncing ideas off of each other in the studio below:

 

 

Below is a video of Ciara and Missy announcing they were working together on the remix:

Also, check out a behind-the-scenes clip of CiCi and her dancers in rehearsals for the "Level Up" video:

 

 

The #LevelUpChallenge videos  are still a thing on the Gram.  Check out Jourdan Dunn, Halle Berry and more below:

 

 

When that rum punch hits you #LevelUpChallenge

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