Bump J “Letter 2 My Competition” (2008)
No I.D.: “Me and Bump had talked and we decided we needed to get in the lab. That was like the first record we did. The beat was something I’d started for 808s & Heartbreaks, but never finished it. The beat wasn’t finished when I gave it to him, but he went CRAZY on it. I gave it to Ye and he was like ‘This dude really, really raps.’
Three days before he was supposed to begin work with me in Atlanta he was arrested [for bank robbery].
“So we were about to start doing a whole album together, and three days before he was supposed to begin work with me in Atlanta he was arrested [for bank robbery]. I was going to do his whole album and go all of the way in.
“A lot of the beats that I was going to give Bump, I ended up giving to Jay for the Blueprint 3. The whole plan was to put it all together, and then bring it to Kanye and G.O.O.D. Music. Kanye was in love with the record and the way Bump was going with things, that he may have even jumped on it. We had a big shot with Bump.”