“Made You Look remix” → Nas feat. Ludacris and Jadakiss (2003)
“I remember Lenny from Columbia calling me saying, ‘Yo, Nas wants you on a remix.’ But it really happened before that when I went to the video shoot for the original ‘Made You Look.’ I see Nas, Jungle, Lenny and [Steve] Stoute. And they are like, ‘We are going to get you on the remix.’ And I’m like, ‘Yo, I can’t wait…send me that beat, now!’ I actually had the beat for three or four days, which was very different for me, so you can hear the difference.
I wrote this rhyme in front of my bathroom mirror. I came up listening to Nas when he came out with ‘Halftime.’ So whenever he sends you something you have to be on you’re A-game. It was always different when Nas, Jay or Big called. You know you have to outdo your best work. And when they put Luda on it that was a great look. It brought a whole other demographic to it. Nas gave people three different flavors. We performed it a lot at different shows. We did Summer Jam, which is always crazy. And we shot a live video in New York.”