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Pusha T passed on the beat for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Niggas In Paris”


Pusha T originally had the beat for Jay Z and Kanye West‘s “N*ggas In Paris” first but he passed on it. The beat was produced by .

In an interview with AskMen, 's manager Steven Victor detailed Pusha's reaction when he first got the beat,

“Pusha said, ‘It sounds like a video game. Get that shit out of here!'” That “video game” sound ended up being the Hit-Boy-produced “Niggas In Paris,” which and would virtuously tag-team on Watch The Throne.”

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