It's always a sobering thought to consider that, for the hundreds of songs we buy and stream and blast and love every year, there are thousands we never hear: stray ideas and false-starts that fans would kill for collect dust on desktops and hard discs. Producer Just Blaze has let loose two such aborted beats, with insight on each, and we've included both below. They're both classic JB and leave us hoping he'll leak more. Rap on 'em if you want, just don't tweet links at us.
"This was supposed to be the conclusion to "Dear Moleskine".. recorded some time back in London. Oh well.. Write your own tale of depression and eventual redemption! Best of luck!"
"Jay asked me to hold this for him and Jeezy. Ross did something with it. Chris Brown wanted it badly but couldn't find the right vocal flow for it once we got in studio. Canei wanted to pass it to Cole, but it was held up by someone else who actually cut me a check for it. Then it ended up just sitting, and I was weird about playing it for folks. Everyone who heard it thought it was amazing but couldn't come up with a song to it lol. Understandable though. There's a LOT going on. S/o to Canei on the godly piano riffs that are different each time throughout the entire track. Man.."
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