In a 2010 interview, legendary producer DJ Premier revealed that he produced an unreleased Jay-Z song that features the God MC smiting old foes. "He was getting a little slick at a lot of people," Primo recalled. "I won’t even say their names. He said a lot of slick s--t about a lot of people from the era he was coming through when he was just coming out with Reasonable Doubt. He was airing them out and doing it properly. If he had done it, he would have been respected for it. He did it so dope, and so cleverly, and he was so witty with it. But he erased it, so it’s going to be a memory I take to the grave."
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