“I got introduced to Jim Jones through someone who was working with him. I called him up and said, ‘Hey, I’m going to come through your session with some beats.’ We did a song called ‘G’s Up,’ which was on Jim Jones’ first solo album. Then from that came the song ‘We Roll’ from New York’s Finest. This was before Max B got locked up. Jim told me that Max actually convinced him to jump on that song because he didn’t understand how to come in on the beat. Max was kind of helping him out [laughs]. But it came out excellent.
My younger brother actually put me on to Little Brother. He told me how they idolized me. ‘Bring Y’all Back’ was basically a track I wanted Little Brother to do for me. The style of lyrics that they had over the beats I had just matched perfectly. I actually brought 9th Wonder and his whole crew up to my house. They were sleeping on my floor in the basement while I was working on beats in the room. They spent the night…Big Pooh, Phonte, everybody. There were a lot of guys in sleeping bags [laughs].”