T.I. Didn’t Feel Comfortable Sampling Jay Z On “Bring Em Out”

Photo Credit: James Minchin Classic Material: T.I.'s "Bring Em Out" As told to Dan Rys Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now. In October 2004, T.I. dropped the song “Bring Em Out,” the lead single from his second album for Atlantic Records, Urban Legend. With a clever hook that Swizz Beatz crafted by sampling Jay Z from his “What More Can I Say” song, the record shot up the charts, becoming Tip’s first-ever Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and getting airplay at sports arenas around the country. ...

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