Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jay-Z-"Ain't I" & Fabolous-"Hey Papi"

You heard it hear first! More info coming soon.


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**UPDATE**
The track was originally recorded for "Shock Value", but read this quote from this "Entertainment Weekly" article:
Around 3 a.m., a crisis arises. Tim receives news from New York that Jay-Z and his engineer Gimel ''Young Guru'' Keaton are nowhere near finished with their parts of Shock Value's ''Ain't I.'' Jay specifically canceled plans to escort Beyoncé to the Oscars just to polish it off. As 5 a.m. becomes 6, Tim and Demo grow increasingly nervous — the deadline to deliver the finished CD to Interscope is just hours away. ''It's crunch time,'' Tim says, wiping sweat from his forehead. But as the sun comes up, and Tim's publicist and other engineers lie passed out in sleeping bags on the floor, ''Ain't I'' remains incomplete. Despite its catchy hook — ''I'm a hustler's hustler/A gangster's gangster/Ain't I?'' — Tim has no choice but to eliminate it from his record. ''Jay-Z, that's my brother. He disappointed,'' he says. (Through his publicist at Def Jam, Jay-Z had no comment.)

We'd been hearing rumors about "Ain't I"'s existence for about a year now, officially posting a video clip back in April. I also received word of the track along with other "Shock Value" cuts all the way back in March of 2007!

As we can now see, Jay has turned the song into his own. The leak comes from DJ Clue's newest mixtape, entitled "I Am Legend, Pt. 1." Clue also references "The Blueprint 3"--could this mean a new Jay album?

**UPDATE**
And from the same mixtape:
Fabolous-"Hey Papi"

20 comments :

  1. PROPS TO SCOTT ON THE TRACK!!!

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  2. Being that this link to zshare doesnt work at the moment ya'all may be better off going to this link to listen to the track

    TIMBO & JAY!!!!!!!!

    http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/audio/id.4158/title.jay-z-aint-i

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  3. Hot track, but the fuckin' DJ...SHUT UP!!!!!

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  4. AWWWWWWW ishhhhh!
    That beat switch is HOT
    this song is DEF ol skool TIMBO
    *tears of joy*
    But would this had gone well on Shock Value?
    Oh well...
    Thanx for this!
    *cheesin at the old skool timbaland beat*

    -ViN
    myspace.com/ViNRawli

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  5. I love this track...

    I'm pretty sure that is a cat "meeeooowww" that is panned. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it is a cat.

    - Venture Bro

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  6. That Fab track is pretty tight, too.

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  7. now this is the 'ol Timmy we aint heard in a while.

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  8. im sure timbo did this track for his real fans!!!

    BANGERRR!!!!

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  9. I wasn't expecting this at all, this is a "indecent proposal" era beat

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  10. Fab jumpin on the old jay z track is random....

    but im loving "aint i"!

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  12. Haha ooooold skool track :D

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  13. nicole & timbaland - physical

    hXXp://rapidshare.com/files/88092892/Nicole_Scherzinger_ft._Timbaland_-_Physical__Produced_By_Danja___Timbaland_.mp3

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  14. doesnt fit on shock value... have to say most on shock value are waaaay better productions

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  15. Huge thanks for posting this!! I'd like to hear a little bit more Tim parts over it, not only Jay..

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  16. Did timbo produce both these???

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