Contact Us

Mike Will Made It Says Jay-Z Told Him To Keep It Natural On “Beach Is Better”

It is a known fact that Mike Will Made It is the man behind almost all of hip hop’s hit songs released in the past year, so it’s only right that the producer got his hands on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail. Most would assume that working with an idol like Jay would be quite a strenuous task, but according to Mike recording with the mogul has been just about “effortless”.

“[Jay] was like, ‘Man, let’s do something so effortless,’ and that just stuck with me when he said ‘effortless,’” Mike Will gushed to MTV News. “When I went up there, I just cooked up a beat real fast and he just went in on it.”

He continued explaining how honored he is to have been chosen to participate in Jay-Z’s project stating, “Jay-Z is a legend, man, so you already know how that feeling is going in the studio with a legend — it’s dope,” he said. “Just like when I went into the studio with Future, he was a legend. It’s like the same, but this is somebody who already paved his way and got his stripes and sold countless records and did countless hits. I mean sh*t, it was an honor to be in the studio with him.”—Miranda Johnson


Jay-Z Debuts Official ‘MCHG’ Album Art In UK Cathedral
Jay-Z Reveals Lyrics For “Nickels & Dimes” And “Somewhere In America”

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for XXL Mag quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!