“Reservoir Dogs” → Jay-Z feat. The Lox, Beanie Sigel, and Sauce Money (1998)
“The Lox was coming back from a show when we heard Jay-Z wanted us to jump on ‘Reservoir Dogs.’ We were leaving JFK or LaGaurdia waiting for our car service and we got a call that Jay was interested in us being on his new album. What??? We went straight to the studio with our luggage [laughs]. This was the first time we met Beanie Sigel. Jay made Sigel rhyme for us. And he’s rhyming for like 40 minutes straight [laughs]. We were like, ‘Man, this dude is nice.’ So we chopped it up and smoked some weed.
Now we go into the booth and we are ready to rock. Louch laid his verse and I laid mine. And Styles laid his verse later. I don’t think Sauce Money was there at the time. And Jay didn’t lay his verse that day either. And that’s always a little trickery [laughs]…to record a verse without hearing the main artists’ lyrics. It’s a dirty game because you don’t know if that person is listening to your rhyme to make sure they come off better. But that was all right because a lot of my verses I’ve done over the years on other people’s songs, I wrote them right on the spot. I didn’t have weeks or months to sit with the music. But my verse came out fine. And it was a classic song.”