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Jay-Z’s “Girls Girls Girls” beat was originally for Ghostface Killah

Jay-Z released his album The Blueprint on September 11, 2001, the beat for the album’s fourth cut “Girls Girls Girls” was originally for made for Ghostface Killah but he Wu-Tang rapper turned down the beat.

The song’s producer, Just Blaze revealed the “Girls Girls Girls” beat was originally intended for Ghostface Killah during a discussing with Young Guru. “The only joint that pre-existed was Girls Girls Girls which i had been holding for Ghostface. The pro tools session was called ‘Ghostface'” Just Blaze says on the beat. Watch Just Blaze explain from 11:00.

Ghostface Killah ended up rapping on the beat. He freestyled 16 bars over the “Girls Girls Girls” beat for AOL’s freestyle series.

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