Producer: Just Blaze
Album: n/a
Label: Bootleg

Although it was revamped with new verses by Jay and Beanie Sigel for 2007’s American Gangster, the original leaked “Ignorant Shit” that Hov recorded during 2003 sessions for The Black Album is probably the best song that ever missed the cut for a Jay-Z album. One of The Notorious B.I.G.’s signature songs, “Big Poppa,” sampled the smooth first half of the Isley Brothers’ “Between The Sheets.” And in Jay’s long-running tradition of picking up where Biggie left off, Just Blaze’s “Ignorant Shit” beat makes use of the tense arpeggios from the second half of “Between The Sheets,” while Hov waxes eloquent about the role profanity plays in hip-hop’s popular appeal.