Too Short: Turns Down Kanye's Beat
Too Short has worked with a score of incredible makers all through his very nearly 40-year vocation, from Jermaine Dupri and Lil Jon to Daz Dillinger and DJ Pooh. However, one major name beatsmith he missed the valuable chance to work with was Kanye West.
During a new meeting with VladTV, the Bay Area legend reviewed Scarface enthusiastically informing him regarding the youthful Chicago-reared beatmaker around the time he was chipping away at his 2002 collection The Fix (which highlighted three beats from Kanye, including "Think about Who's Back"), yet Too $hort essentially wasn't intrigued.
"I recollect Scarface called me. He was in New York, he was like, 'I got the coldest (bleep) maker.' He was discussing Kanye West," he made sense of. "You know everything that I said to him? I was in Atlanta, I said, 'Man, we got every one of the makers with me. I needn't bother with no new makers.'
"What's more, he was like, 'I pledge to God, he's the coldest (bleep) on the planet over here in New York. He's from Chicago.' He let me know his name, everything. He said, '$2,000 a beat. It's the crap!' And I was like, 'Man, we got makers' … I didn't pay attention to him