Album: Careless World: Rise of the Last King
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“That beat so old, I can’t honestly remember. I remember when he told me he wanted to use it for his album, I was like, ‘Damn, for real? You want to use this beat? That’s my super old beat.’ I made that when I was just starting to make beats on like, computer programs. When he reached out, he said he wanted to use it, so I went back in and beefed it up with some of the knowledge I had acquired over the years just making the beat. He had his producer add a couple of things to the second part of the song, and Busta Rhymes came in.

“The majority of the beat man, that was just an old beat. It was really good—I remember that was when I started using pianos in my songs. That beat was old, and when he picked it, I was surprised because it was so old, and I was like, ‘Damn, he’s really fucking with my old shit, so that must mean my new shit is cool.’ My new shit started getting on right now."

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