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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 Memphis Bleek 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 Jay-Z, 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 Def Jam, 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 Black Rob’s biggest hit and the lead single off his debut album, Life Story. The song peaked at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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