Das ist also “Swagger”?
He finally came out and said that he couldn?t rock with you because you appeared onstage with 50, kind of questioning your loyalty.
Jim Jones: He?s questioning my loyalty? He was questioning himself. At that point in time when I did [appear onstage with 50], I was doing all business. I was doing what was best for Jimmy, what was best for my career. It was in my best interest to do publicity stunts and get hype. He was nowhere to be found, so who is he to be questioning what I was doing? He couldn?t do that from the get-go because I helped start all this. What went on between him and 50 was a mockery?that was niggas making jokes. That was a YouTube snap battle. It was nothing remotely physical about that battle. I can?t indulge in fun and jokes that?s like wrestling.
In the documentary, there?s mention that Jay-Z stole the beat for ?Izzo (H.O.V.A.)? from you and Cam, that Kanye agreed to give the beat to you guys. What?s the story behind that?
Jim Jones: Kanye came to our studio session at Sony, and he was playing some beats back when we were all signed to Rocafella. Cam was about to come out with Come Home With Me, so we told Kanye we wanted to buy the song ?H to the Izzo.? It was an understanding we had between us and Kanye because we were all under the same label. So then, I?ll never forget it, we?re at Cam?s house and this hip-hop award show comes on [BET Awards, 2001], and Cam and I are watching it on his couch, and we?re like, ?Next year we?re gonna be up there.? So they announce that Jay-Z is about to perform his new single off The Blueprint, and the dude comes out with the ?H to the Izzo? beat. Cam and I look at each other like, Oh, we?re going to kill Kanye. Oh my God, when we catch this nigga,we?re going to do something terrible to him. And that?s how Cam ended up getting the ?Down and Out? beat. Kanye gave it to him free of charge as payback.
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