Before Jay-Z laid his own vocals to Ski’s beat “I’m Feelin’ It”, Geechi Suede & Ski had laid their own vocals on the record, but Jay was “feelin” the record so much, he told Ski that he wanted the record and Ski complied. Above, Camp Lo explains to AllHipHop why they passed on the record and let Jay have it and below is what Ski broke down to XXL for the making of Jay’z Reasonable Doubt album.
It was me and Geechi Suede from Camp Lo, it was my hook and everything. Jay heard it and was like, “I want that record. I don’t care what you do, I want that record.” I didn’t want to give it to him, but I had to because I knew he was going to be the man at the time. So I said, “Fuck it, take the record.” It really was me and Suede from Camp Lo, the flow and everything, the way he was flowing on it. That’s the way we was flowing on it. So he just took the whole thing. But you know, he killed it in his own way.