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Jay-Z passed on the beat for Black Rob’s “Whoa!”

Jay-Z passed on the beat for Black Rob‘s “Whoa!”, so did and Amil.

The Whoa! beat which was produced by Buckwild was being shopped around New York after being given to Roc-A-Fella Records A&R Lenny S. “Lenny S gave the beat to , then Memphis Bleek, then Amil, and then other people. They all passed on it. So Rob does the record and a week later I walk into , I hear Lenny playing the record going, ‘I told ya’ll this record is going to be crazy! All ya’ll niggas slept on this record.’” Whoa!’s producer, Buckwild told Complex

Whoa! was ’s biggest hit and the lead single off his Life Story. The song peaked at number 43 on the  Hot 100.

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