Album: Diplomatic Immunity
Label: Roc-A-Fella / Diplomat / Def Jam
Just Blaze: “One day I was at Baseline and Jim walked in and he goes, 'Yo Jus, I got this idea. I got this sample.' he's going on and on. There's this whole big build up and then he finally plays the record and I'm like, 'I did it already. I did it about three years ago.' He's like, Yeah right. I'm like, 'Hold up I'll be right back.'
“I come back with the beat on a CD. And he's bugging because I guess this is an idea that had been in the back of his mind already and being that I was working with them so heavily at the time he kind of took it as a sign that it was meant to be. Which it probably was and we went and did the record right away.
“If you listen to the record you'll notice that it sounds significantly different than what I had been doing at the time and that's because it was so old. I had done it years before. 'We Built This City' is very old so that's why it sounds [less polished than records I did with Jay].
“I didn't even make that beat for anybody. Sometimes you just make beats in your spare time when you're younger because you don't have anything else to do and it just sat around for a number of years. I will say Hell Rell was at the end of the record and he killed that.”