Album: Middle Finger U.
DJ Clark Kent: “Sauce was doing his album, so of course I’m going to be involved somehow. So I did ‘Middle Finger U.,’ and he was going to do a joint with Jay, and he was like, ‘Clark, come on, you gotta do the joint with Jay. That’s who we are, that’s where we come from.’ So I was like, ‘What are you thinking?’ And he was like, ‘Just do something beautiful that we can take somewhere else.’
Sauce is still around, ghostwriting. He’s the best ghostwriter there is. Think about the fact that he wrote Puff Daddy’s ‘I’ll Be Missing You.’ You can tell when other niggas is writing shit, but can’t tell when Sauce is doing it. He wrote Puff’s verse on ‘Young G’s’ too.
“This song was done before [The LOX song with Money Mo and Richie Thumbs ‘Thumbs Up’ that came out on mixtapes which used the same sample]. We recorded that song right after the first ‘Face Off’ record from In My Lifetime Vol.1. The beat was made way before Reasonable Doubt. And Sauce had the beat, but he didn’t remember it. And I was like, why don’t you use the ‘You Are My Sunshine’ joint? And I played it for him, and he was like, ‘Oh yeah, I meant to do this shit like five years ago!’
“Sauce’s album took a long time to come out, but it was done forever ago. It was done right after the B.I.G. shit, ‘This goes out to my Brooklyn crew...’ They just took [part of the hook] from that. And they just started trading [verses], and it came out like that.
“Sauce is still around, making records, ghostwriting. He’s the best ghostwriter there is. Think about the fact that he wrote Puff Daddy’s ‘I’ll Be Missing You.’ That’s exactly what Puff was thinking, and exactly the way he would have said it. He had to become Puff. He said that to me. Sauce was like, ‘For me to write a song for someone, I have to become that person.’ You can tell when other niggas is writing shit, but can’t tell when Sauce is doing it. He wrote Puff’s verse on ‘Young G’s’ for him too.”