"I was over at Alchemist’s house the day he played “We Gon’ Make It” beat [that was eventually used by Ras Kass and later Jadakiss]. He made it for Nas and I was like, “Yo, Nas gonna kill that.” Nas didn’t like the track. I was like, “Damn!” Then he said like, “I’ma give it to Jadakiss.” I was like, ‘I hope [The L.O.X.] kill it.” Jadakiss and Styles [P]… Whew… And that’s one of their biggest records, to this day, when it comes on. So you know, it was like, if Nas doesn’t kill it, it’s gotta be somebody else that handles it on that level and that’s a record that comes on to this day and everybody’s like, “That’s my jam."
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DJ Premier Addresses Copycat Producers, Updates On Full Album With Nas, HipHopDX.com, June 07, 2012
When people say Nas has the worst ear for beats stories like this validate that claim. Who the hell passes on “We Gon’ Make It”? That Alchemist track is undeniable even 11 years later.
Nas passed on We Gon’ Make It? MAN, COME THE FUCK ON. SMH. As much as I love Nasir, he STAYS losing.