Just Blaze says that JAY-Z‘s 2001 music “U Don’t Know” was initially made for Busta Rhymes and Prodigy. The enduring producer defined the origins of the music through the newest episode of IDEA GENERATION. The music was featured on the tracklist to JAY-Z’s sixth studio album, The Blueprint.
“‘U Don’t Know’ was at one level going to be Busta and Prodigy,” Simply Blaze revealed on the present. From there, he defined how he and Prodigy had been shut pals. “Lots of people don’t know, me and P used to hang around lots,” he stated. “I nonetheless don’t have lots of rap pals, proper? He was one of many few folks to really come to the home. It was wild as a result of then [The Alchemist] ended up transferring across the nook from me. So ‘U Don’t Know’ had been executed after which I made ‘Music Cry,’ like, the second evening after Jay completed recording no matter he was recording that day.”
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Whereas Simply Blaze couldn’t recall precisely how the beat got here collectively, JAY-Z revealed the way it was made throughout an interview with XXL again in 2009. He defined that Simply Blaze and Kanye West had been having a beat-making battle when it happened.
“Throughout that point, I had two rooms in Baseline,” Hov stated on the time. “It was a giant room that I used to be in, that I’d document in. Then it was a small room that Simply could be in doing beats. What occurred was, Simply would peep his head in and listen to what me and Kanye was doing and would simply return mad. Like, return and simply go [pounds fist on table], and simply are available and be like, ‘Yo.’ And it was like this day-after-day. It was like a heavyweight slugfest. For 3 days they was simply knocking one another out. And I bear in mind him taking part in that joint, and I used to be like, ‘Oh my God.’”
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