During an interview on A Waste of Time podcast with ItsTheReal, Alchemist revealed Nas passed on Jadakiss' “We Gonna Make It” beat. Alchemist also revealed Jay Z also turned down the “We Gonna Make It” beat. “I had the beat, I knew it was dope. I played it for Nas. He and Horse said it's gonna be a solo song,” The Alchemist told ItsTheReal.
Two weeks later, The Alchemist found out Nas gave the beat to Millennium Thug, Alchemist declined the collaboration and he was introduced to Jadakiss by a friend and “We Gonna Make It” beat eventually landed in the hands of Jadakiss and Styles P.