Kanye West's 'Heartless' Almost Featured On Jay Z's The Blueprint 3
Yeezy's long-time collaborator No I.D. has revealed the track inspired Kanye's fourth LP, 8o8's & Heartbreak...
Kanye West's tune Heartless was almost a track on Jay-Z's iconic record The Blueprint 3.
Longtime friend and collaborator No I.D. has revealed the true inspiration behind Yeezy's fourth solo album 8o8's & Heartbreak, telling Juan Epstein’s show: "The 808 records came out of doing The Blueprint 3 record.
“Matter of fact, when we did Heartless, he just stopped and said, ‘No.’ I was like, ‘No what?’ He was like, ‘No way! This is my record!’ I was like, ‘Come on man. Can we just finish the guy’s album man?’ He was like, ‘Nope. I’m doing an album.’”
The Chicago producer went on to add that he was the one that had to tell Jigga that West was dropping everything to create his own auto-tuned LP.
“In the middle of that, we do that in about 3-4 weeks then he goes on tour and Jay Z is like, ‘What happened? Where are my… what happened?” he added.
“I tell Jay, ‘Yo, man it’s gonna be hard to finish this man, you probably need to come to Hawaii man. Come on man please come out there.’”
Jay went out and the current executive vice president of Def Jam floated him the Death of Auto-Tune beat and the rest is music history.