Date: November 2007
What happened? The two collaborated on a song for the first time in 2007 on a track called “Hello Brooklyn 2.0.” The song appeared on Jay-Z’s American Gangster and was one of the last songs recorded for the album. Originally a Lil Wayne song, the track was almost completed when it was handed over to Jay-Z.
The two were never in the studio together during the recording process. Lil Wayne said of the collaboration, “When I was asked the question, I told them it wasn't even a question—he's got it. Everybody in the world knows how I feel about Jay...He's the king, utmost respect.
Complex says: Without a doubt, “Hello Brooklyn 2.0” was one of the weakest cuts on Hov’s excellent American Gangster. Wayne was on fire at the time yet Jay got a less than stellar song out of him. Could Wayne have been sabotaging Hov’s album?