March 29, 2017

Interesting: Is THIS The REAL Reason Jay Z Remixed Too $hort ‘Blow The Whistle?’

Interesting: Is THIS The REAL Reason Jay Z Remixed Too $hort ‘Blow The Whistle?’

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Everytime you hear Too $hort’s hit single “Blow The Whistle” in the club he gets a reaction from the crowd.

Back in 2008, Jay Z took the hit single and remixed it to jump in a feud between NBA players DeShawn Stevenson and Lebron James which resulted in the Cleveland Cavaliers forward to be called “overrated.”

The West Coast legend was on the Scoop B Radio Podcast and he gave his thoughts on the freestyle.

“He was like, ‘Could you send me the instrumental to that?,’” he said. “If a rapper called me and said, ‘Send me the instrumental,’ I’ll probably say something like, ‘We didn’t even bounce the instrumental, so we don’t even have one.’ When Jay called, I was like, ‘It will be there in a couple of hours, man.’ I had no idea what he was going to do with it, but I am glad he did.’”

So what was Hova’s reasoning behind it? Well LeBron James was on the way to becoming a free agent, and Jay did have a minority stack in the Brooklyn Nets.

“So I guess in his mind he was gearing up to, at that point, I think he was thinking about signing LeBron and having him play for the Nets and he was courting LeBron and LeBron was special to him and ol’ boy [Stevenson] stepped on LeBron’s toes talking shit and Jay was like, ‘I’m going to shut this down.’”

And there you have it. Of course LeBron made the decision to take his talents to Long Beach and the rest is history. If you don’t remember it, listen below.