Jay-Z pays tribute to the King of Pop in Britain’s music magazine NME’s new issue, which is dedicated to musical icons, and he drops an extremely unknown fact about one of his hit songs off the Blueprint album.
As he tries to find some good in MJ’s death…
“I think it gave Michael a chance to be celebrated for the genius he was without all the other stuff in the way,” Jay-Z writes, “and I don’t know if that would ever have happened had he been alive.”
…he tells the readers that he and MJ actually collaborated a few times and that MJ performed the hook on his “Girls, Girls, Girls” off of his Blueprint album. No, not the Biz Markie version but the one at the end of the album that goes uncredited. I can’t believe that someone would want to keep working with MJ a secret, but than again most people aren’t Jay-Z.
And I thought that the person singing in the remixed version of “Girls, Girls, Girls” was just a sample, but now on a few more listens, it kind of sounds like Mike. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking. If it is, I just wish that more could’ve been done with this song. Like a video or something. Or even actively promote this version as a single as well. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me missing MJ and you know what they say about hindsight being 20/20.
Peep the song below. Do you think that this is MJ blowing or Jay-Z blowing smoke?