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Joe Budden On Jay-Z & Pump It Up (Video)

blame it on Meka October 26, 2009


“I was really mad about it… The freestyle was like a slap in the face, you just wanted to charge me X amount of dollars for a remix.. then you turn around and take the beat [for free.] It was almost like gloating, showboating… so I said you know what, he didn’t want to do the remix, I’m taking my beat back.”

So apparently Joe asked Jay to do the official remix to “Pump It Up,” but Jay charged an exorbitant price for a verse, before freestyling on the beat anyways on that Reebok mixtape. Another interesting note (though I’m sure some people may already know of this): Beanie Sigel, Freeway and Jay passed up that beat first.