Jay-Z found a well of emotion recently when he wrote a song for Jeezy’s upcoming album Seen It All, and the rapper spoke recently about what it meant for the man who has built a multi-million dollar empire.
“We got on the phone and [Jay Z] was like, ‘Yo, Jeezy, when I was writing the verse I had tears in my eyes, man,’ because it took him so far back to Marcy. Every bar in that song was real — I put my hand on the bible,” Jeezy said.
Jay-Z lived in the Marcy housing project when he was younger and allegedly sold crack in those early days, which he has rapped about on his own albums.
Jay did the lyrics, but the beat came from producer Cardo, who said it was an accident that the song even got into Jeezy’s hands in the first place.
“I never had Jeezy or Jay Z in mind for it; Big Sean was a person I pictured on it, and Travis Scott. I sent to Jeezy by accident. I had two beats named under the same [name] in my folder for some reason and it got duplicated. I don’t know what happened; sometimes I’ll name the beat the same thing for some damn reason…Jeezy sent me a crazy text message like, ‘This joint right here, oh my God. Oh, this is crazy,” he said.
Jay-Z has been busy on tour with wife Beyonce, but rumors have been circulating online in recent weeks that the couple are headed for divorce. The duo have been in the center of several media stories lately after Beyonce’s sister Solange got into a violent fight with Jay-Z in an elevator at the Met Gala earlier this year, but neither have commented on the status of their relationship.
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