Yesterday we kicked off our A3C Pro Audio interview with DJ Toomp by having him tell some 2 Live Crew tour stories. Those were awesome, but today we've got something that will really blow your mind.
T.I.'s "What You Know" would go on to be not only one of Toomp's biggest hits, but one of the biggest songs in hip-hop history period. (Plus, it won him a Grammy.) But did you know that before TIP got a hold of the instrumental, Young Jeezy, 8 Ball & MJG, Baby (aka Birdman) and Benzino had all recorded to the beat? It was T.I. though who came in and really made the song his, so that's why Toomp decided to officially give the beat to TIP and the rest was history. Not a bad decision at all - I want to hear that 8 Ball & MJG version though.