Complex recently sat down with the Diggin In the Crates producer and picked his brain for some interesting stories behind some of his classic production. A few highlights:

On Biggie's I Got a Story To Tell:

“That was originally meant for Foxy. Tone from Trackmasters picked the beat for Foxy, and Foxy heard it, then she said, ‘It’s the worst beat I heard in my life.’ But you can’t knock it because Foxy’s album is so dope and has so many hits on it. So fast forward to next year. Biggie does the song, Foxy comes in, she hears it, and goes, ‘Big, this got to be the best record on your album.’ And then I called Tone and said, ‘Yo, this the same beat I gave Foxy. I thought you said she didn’t like it.’ Tone was just like, ‘Man, don’t pay attention to her.’ [Laughs.]

On Black Rob's Whoa:

"Lenny S gave the beat to Jay-Z, then Memphis Bleek, then Amil, and then other people. They all passed on it. So Rob does the record and a week later I walk into Def Jam, I hear Lenny playing the record going, ‘I told ya’ll this record is going to be crazy! All ya’ll niggas slept on this record.’ That record kind of brought Bad Boy back."

On Big Pun's Dream Shatterer (Original Mix:

“I remember we went to Mystic Studio in Staten Island. He went inside the booth and sat on a stool, and just breathed fire through the whole song. I’ve never seen him finish a song without doing punches."

On Terror Squad (Armageddon's) Pass Away [Sidenote: I always told those around me who thought Geddy was trash to listen to this joint]:

“That was Armageddon’s record. Fat Joe said that record was about him. I don’t know if it is, but…"

Read the full thing here.

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  • http://theshogun.bandcamp.com M.Will the Shogun

    this is awesome

  • Marco. G

    Nice!

  • HIPHOPISDEAD

    historical, BX niggas

  • http://brutoleeonis.blogspot.com Bruto Lee Onis

    I'm not surprised Foxy thought that beat was trash, That bitch has had a hearing problem most of her life. As well as not writing ill Nana or even picking the beats. What happened to her career when she started making her own choice?
    And how the fuck do you hear the beat to Whoa! and turn it down?

  • Tone Riggz

    Armageddon never got the chance to really establish himself as a solo artist...if you listen to his lyrics though, he's dope...

  • http://nyc.com zany blunts

    "And how the fuck do you hear the beat to Whoa! and turn it down?"

    ^^^^^^^^ferreal man... i was all =O

  • 730

    @brutoleehonis ur name is wack its corny & u probably ride dick you simply sound like a hating ass punk who dont get much pussy you gon lose ur life makibg a mockery of anyones hearing impairment u dumb idiot

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/mselect M-Select

    terror squad session like whoa!

  • http://brutoleeonis.blogspot.com Bruto Lee Onis

    @730
    Nigga please, Imma lose my life? for making fun of deaf people? Im not gonna entertain the pussy remark cuz if any women in your family saw me, they'd be giving up the pussy. Ok tough guy. You cant have my dick in your mouth so you'd rather say my name.
    730? thats so original, change your name to your bedtime you sensitive ass fuckin homo! Fuck you and any handicapped person in your family. Fuck Foxy and her fucked eardrums, Fuck your faggot ass fingers for typing that bullshit! Fuck your retarded mother for fucking your invalid father and making a shit stain like you!

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