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Kanye West f/ Jay-Z, Pusha T, Cy-Hi Da Prynce, Swizz Beatz & The RZA “So Appalled” (2010)
Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
No I.D.: “A lot of those records I would come in with the music, and Kanye would come with the drums. When it was being made in Hawaii it was just Kanye and Pusha on it; and I remember Jay coming in and saying ‘Oh word? You’re just not gonna put me on that record? Oh word?’
When it was being made in Hawaii it was just Kanye and Pusha on it; and I remember Jay coming in and saying ‘Oh word? You’re just not gonna put me on that record?
“The record was something we’d initially cut for The Blueprint 3 and the files got lost. So the record was in limbo because we couldn’t find the files. We were just searching everywhere for that beat. Jay didn’t hear it again until Pusha and Ye were on it, and then we added Cy-Hi later.
“Funny thing is, when it didn’t end up going to Jay, me and Ye were in the studio in California, and Ye started freestyling verses and he said ‘I’m gonna give this to Puff.’ And I was like ‘Are you sure?’ And somehow that version that Ye did for Puff leaked on the internet. It didn’t end up making Dirty Money, but it was too good just to let be an internet leak. So it eventually became Ye’s record.”