Produced by: Big Jaz
"I remember this being the last song recorded for Reasonable Doubt. At the time, Foxy Brown was the hottest up-and-coming rapper from New York. She had been in the middle of a major bidding war between Def Jam, Bad Boy, Elektra, and a gang of other labels. Every artist wanted her on their record. I was in the old Roc-A-Fella office, down in the Wall Street area. I was also representing Jaz-O who produced and sang the hook. Damon was so effing excited about this record, like he knew this was the song that would make Jay's record stand out from all the other dope drug rap records that New York was putting out. As the song played, he was doing that goofy 'Dame dance' with the mock dice roll even then. Song was dope, but I still didn't see Jay blowing up majorly. When Dame leaked the record to club DJs, I remember being at a club with my lady when Funkmaster Flex played it. Chicks went ape running to the dance floor, and following the chicks was mad dudes, record execs, nerds, and street cats. The entire dance floor was crowded. Crazy how all the ladies made sure their backsides were grinding up against the fellas. I have a theory about a hit record which is, if a song played in a club leads to cats bringing chicks back home to hit, then that's a hit record. 'Aint No Nigga' was that, because I know for sure that many cats hit chicks that night, after that song set the mood. Once I heard it and had seen the response, that's when I finally realized Jay had a shot.

"Inga single-handedly, in my opinion, saved Jay-Z's career. Reasonable Doubt was kind of Jay's last shot at jump starting his new profession. The world at large might have never heard of Shawn Carter. People don't really put two and two together, realizing that Jay had been trying to get on since like 1987, '88, damn near close to ten years before Reasonable Doubt!!! 'Aint No Nigga' was also that record that finally got Def Jam to take interest in Jay, Dame, and the Roc. Years later, it hurt my heart to see Jay and Jaz-O beefing, only because I had seen how far they'd come. That beef should have been avoided—we, and they, didn't need that."