Fat Joe f/ Young Jeezy “Slow Down (Ha Ha)” (2010)
Producer: Scoop DeVille
Album: The Darkside Vol. 1
Label: Terror Squad/E1
Fat Joe: “Every now and then, there are some records that get away. And that’s a record I thought was a big record. I thought that was going to be a smash, hit record. Snoop Dogg had the record, ‘Snoop Dogg, Snoop Dogg!’ So I flew in Scoop DeVille from L.A., and I told him, ‘We gotta make one of those.’ And I told him the drums I needed. And he came with the, ‘Ha, Ha’ sample.
I thought that was going to be the biggest hit I had since ‘Lean Back.’ I don’t know, maybe it wasn’t girl friendly. Maybe it was the timing.
“Then Jeezy stepped to me, and he was like, ‘What’s this track that Khaled keeps telling me about that’s crazy?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I got a joint that’s stupid. You wanna jump on it?’ And we made it happen.
“We shot the video with the Phantom drop through Harlem. I had Puff Daddy surfing on the hood of the Phantom. [Laughs.] That’s how you act stupid.
“I can’t lie to you, I thought that was going to be the biggest hit I had since ‘Lean Back.’ I don’t know, maybe it wasn’t girl friendly. Maybe it was the timing. You know, the music game is [unpredictable]. So at the end of the day, nothing is guaranteed. There’s plenty of records [that come out] that should’ve been big, but never get that big.”