I’m the first artist to get Bey and Jay on the same album, they’ve never appeared on another artist’s studio album together before. That was me just paying my dues.
If you are from the hood and you got 1,000 people living in the projects, you got 1,000 people in your business. It’s going to put a strain on your relationship that you would never, ever believe. So I wouldn’t put 80 million people in [our relationship]. So I’m not saying yes, I’m not saying no. Listen to the record, maybe it’s entertainment, maybe it’s not.
Hov fact of the day:
Jay-Z co-wrote the Destiny’s Child hit Lose My Breath off the top of his head, without even hearing the track.
“I told him we heard this crazy track, and it’s going to have everyone losing their breath. Jay was like, ‘I got it! [singing] Can you keep up?’. He actually came up with the chorus without even hearing the track.” - Beyonce, talking to MTV in 2004.
Destiny’s Child then took Jay’s chorus and wrote the verses and bridge around it.