DJ Khaled Says It Took Five Years To Complete Jay Z Collab, Hopes To Sign Remy Ma

posted Monday August 11 ,2014 at 01:00PM CDT | 20 comments

DJ Khaled Says It Took Five Years To Complete Jay Z Collab, Hopes To Sign Remy Ma

DJ Khaled recalls Remy Ma coming to the recording studio immediately after she was released from prison.

Miami producer/deejay DJ Khaled touched on a variety of topics in a recent interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club. The We The Best helmsman also provided commentary on a number of his fellow artists including Jay Z, Drake, and Remy Ma.

DJ Khaled spoke on both Drake and Jay Z when asked who the most difficult artist he’s worked with is. He revealed that Drake isn’t difficult, but is very much a perfectionist. And in regards to Jay Z, he revealed that it took five years for the two to officially collaborate on a record together.

“I wouldn’t say the most difficult, but somebody that wants it to be perfect and it’s good cause the end result it’s gonna be a hit,” Khaled said in a video posted on HotNewHipHop.com. “Drake would be somebody that you know, you would have to—You gon’ have to really wanna do it or it gotta be the right situation or the right time. You know what I’m saying? Hov, it took me five years to get Hov. It took my five years to get Hov, but with Hov I just kept telling him I wanna do something. He ain’t never tell me ‘no.’ He ain’t never tell me ‘yes.’ But he at one point was like ‘Yo, when we get the right record and the right time we’ll do it. You know what I’m saying?’ Cause we do have a relationship. So, I was just like ‘Let me keep hustling.’ I worked with him on other projects. Been to the studio with him and vibing and that’s my dawg…When he finally said ‘Let’s do it,’ it took me like two years to get it done. But it was like five total.”

Khaled later revealed the story behind the “Go Hard (Remix),” which features Jay Z, Kanye West, and T-Pain. He stated that Jay Z was supposed to appear on the original version of the record, but he never received the verse Jay recorded. And in regards to the song’s music video, which doesn’t feature Jay Z, he said he never expected the Brooklyn rapper to appear in the video in the first place.

“When I made the record I didn’t expect him to do the video because I know he doesn’t really do that many videos,” he said. “I was grateful for the opportunity on the verse. So, I wasn’t even like in my mindset to say ‘I’mma get him in my video.’ Of course I wanted him there, but you gotta understand if he doesn’t do his own videos…I understand. Certain situations you just gotta be super grateful about.”

Remy Ma, who was released from prison days ago, was also brought up during DJ Khaled’s interview with The Breakfast Club. He spoke on his hopes for possibly signing Remy to his We The Best label and revealed how eager she was to get back in the studio.

“You know, Remy Ma my sis,” Khaled said. “We was talking while she was in and she told me—She was supposed to come out a day before. So, she told me she was coming to see me the day after. So, I told her—When she did come out I didn’t know she actually got out. She called me. She was in the whip leaving, I guess, the spot. And I was like ‘Remy, you know what? You just got home. Spend time with your family. And we’ll hookup later. You know what I’m saying? I’mma go to Toronto and come back.’ She’s like ‘Nah, I’m coming to see you.’ I was like ‘Great.’ I was in the studio. So, she came by the studio with some fly boots on and her hair did, chains. Like she ain’t never left…Obviously, the [first] thing I was talking about is like ‘Yo, I want you to be on We The Best.’ Absolutely. I’m not hiding it. It ain’t no secret. I’m on my job to try to sign her. It ain’t been done. I’m trying…I’m sure she’s weighing out her options and stuff.”

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  • Anonymous
    Does that mean an Ace Hood/Remy Ma collaboration is being planned? Talk about multi platinum.
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  • Anonymous
    He need to take dat 5yrs back. What happen to the anthem of the summer lol dat shit flop
  • Anonymous
    5 years for that horrible song? Lol.
  • Anonymous
    guarantee his wife is a dog
  • Sol7428
    Please Remy don't sign with this fat fuck
  • THE STREETS TOLD ME SO
    ALL U HATERS CAN SUCK A MEAN DICK. DJ KHALED IS THE GOD, FOR REAL. AIN'T TOO MANY PRODUCERS PUTTING OUT QUALITY HEADPHONES BESIDES DRE AND 50. PLUS THE NIGGA'S 8 ALBUMS DEEP DOING THE GREATEST COLLABORATIONS WITH THE GREATEST RAPPERS OUT NOW. LIKE KHALED SAID, HE'S CONSISTENT AS FUCK, AND OBVIOUSLY IT'S PAYING OFF.
    • Anonymous
      hes not even a producer tho he does nothing its not hard to crank out 8 albums when all it takes its paying for beats and rolling thru the contacts on your phone beggin for verses.
    • THE STREETS TOLD ME SO
      ARE YOU KIDDING ME? KHALED DEEJAYS AT CLUBS ALL THE TIME, HE'S IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENT OF OTHER UP AND COMING PRODUCERS, AND HE CO PRODUCES ON MOST SONGS. CHECK THE NIGGA'S DISCOGRAPHY. DON'T BELIEVE ME? ASK THE STREETS.
    • THE STREETS TOLD ME SO
      O, AND ONE MORE THING: HE DOESN'T BEG ANYONE TO PERFORM ON HIS ALBUMS, HE POLITELY ASKS ONCE AND THEY USUALLY SAY YES BECAUSE THEY RELISH THE THOUGHT OF WORKING WITH A LIVING LEGEND LIKE KHALED
    • Anonymous
      he was politely asking jay-z to get on his record once every week for 5 years!
  • Anonymous
    khaled hasnt seen his own penis in over 10 years
  • Anonymous
    hahaha 5 years for that? Jay Z must have got tired of the constant harassment and begging so he broke him off with a mediocre lil verse. that song is already completely forgotten about.
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  • Anonymous
    he mentioned having a wifey he gotta take care of. i guarantee she is fucking haggard lookin, possibly a dessert rat like him too. so if hes already married to a chubby arab women how can you propose to nicki? khaled got his wife hidden no one ever seen her she probably got on that cloak and headdress.
  • Anonymous
    I guess they don't love dj khaled no more cause dat shit flop
  • Anonymous
    this arab said he never asked french if he filmed his mother lol, these fake dudes keep exposing themselves. you could tell it was true by his response, instead of denying it and saying 50 is lying he started posting pics of 50 on twitter then a week later finally said no, but the fact they said they have never talked about it is mad suspect.
  • Anonymous
    "And I was like Remy, you know what? You just got home. Spend time with your family. And well hookup later. You know what Im saying? Imma go to Toronto and come back. Shes like Nah, Im coming to see you. I was like Great." Papoose lost so hard. Remy didn't even want to go home and see her children or husband.
  • Anonymous
    he's still in denial about his buddy French Montana the sand rat taping his sleeping momma at her place of work. grow a fucking spine khaled some things are more important than money like family and loyalty!