Just Blaze Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 1)

Busta Rhymes “We Got What You Want” (2001)

Album: Genesis

Label: Flipmode, J

Just Blaze: “Did I do [‘We Got What You Want’]? I’m looking at the lyrics right now on Youtube. Wow, yeah. It says that I did it. Oh yeah, I remember this song. That came out? That’s funny, I had to read the lyrics to remember it.”

 
I think Busta and I had on the same thing in the studio that day: We both had on Pink Panther Iceberg sweater vests and we both had on light blue Timberlands.
 

“That record had a really weird, ill bounce to it. Busta is always trying to find different, weird things to do to stand out. So that was one of those beats I made just messing around. I didn’t intend for it to come out and Busta overheard it.”

“I was going through a CD at the time and I skipped past it. With rappers, whenever you skip past something, it always ends up being what they want to hear. He was like, ‘What’s that?’ I was like, ‘It’s nothing. I was just messing around.’ He told me, ‘Play it!’ So I played it, and he was like, ‘That’s it. We’re doing it right now!’ He called Chris Lighty and everyone in the room and I was just like, ‘Oh man.’”

“You know what’s funny? I think Busta and I had on the same thing in the studio that day: We both had on Pink Panther Iceberg sweater vests and we both had on light blue Timberlands. Super random, but I do remember that.”

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