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Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel and Freeway all passed on the beat for Joe Budden’s “Pump It Up”

Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel and Freeway all passed on the beat for Joe Budden‘s 2003 “Pump It Up.”

Just Blaze revealed this during a 2010 interview with Hip Hop Chronicle saying: “Beanie Sigel and Freeway passed on Pump It Up, Jay also passed on Pump It Up and then went back and re did it. ”

Jay-Z later jumped on the remix to “Pump It Up.” The song was featured in a couple movies; 2 Fast 2 FuriousYou Got Served, and the trailer for Meet the Blacks. The song peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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