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Saigon Talks Jay-Z Using His Beats (Video)

Posted By on December 15, 2010

     New York rapper Saigon recently talked about past studio sessions he had with producer Just Blaze and how fellow rapper Jay-Z ended up using a lot of beats that were made for him. Saigon goes on to talk about getting a free verse from Jigga on the "Come On Baby" remix track.

"Jay-Z was jacking for beats baby," Sai revealed in an interview. "We were working at Baseline [Studios] and we're like a close family. Jay would come around, pop up every now and again and me and Just [Blaze] were in there working hard. Just would give me a gang of beats at a time and every now and again one would come up missing. One I'd write to or really loved then the next thing you know, there'd be a big meeting and they'd say, 'Sai, we need to talk to you. You know that beat we had? The one you were loving? Yeah, big homie's got that now.' And you know big homie's Jay-Z. He did that to me about three or four times. 'Kingdom Come' was mine. Actually, two didn't make his album. 'Come On Baby' was mine, he took it, did his thing to it and then gave it back because he didn't want to use it. So he gave it back to me but was like, 'You can keep the verse I left on there.' So I was like cool, you know what I mean? That was a big homie move because you can't buy a Jay-Z verse. You can't go to Jay-Z and say, 'Hey, we got a hundred thousand for you to get on the record.' He'd wipe his a** with a hundred thousand dollars. That's why he said that line, 'You wanna be in the public, send your budget,' that means your whole recording budget. That means if you get him, there's no money for producers, studio time, nothing. Send your budget." (The Urban Daily)

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