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Pete Rock Says The Joy Was Made in 1997

blame it on Meka November 18, 2010

One of the dope G.O.O.D. Friday tracks came in the form of the highly anticipated Kanye-Jay-Pete collabo The Joy*. Pete Rock spoke with Mikey Fresh at VIBE to break down the song itself.

“I had to bring that back and reintroduce it to the young generation. I want to say big-up to Kanye West and Jay-Z for getting on that beat,” he continues. “I actually had that beat since 1997. I’ve been sitting on it for years.”

While Rock admits that it’s a close call on who had the best verse on the track, he gives the top spot to Kanye, citing his clever wordplay as the determining factor that won him over. The two emcee/producers haven’t officially released any material together, but another future collabo is just in arm’s reach according to Pete.

Check out their site for a video of the interview as well.

READ: Pete Rock Speaks On The Joy
* I reuploaded the song for those that want it.