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 Furious, You Got Served, and the trailer for Meet the Blacks. The song peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100.