Cardo shares a funny story about Jeezy's "Seen It All."
Cardo's been a heavy force to mess with in terms of production. Over the years, he's gone on to produce some of the biggest records in hip hop as well as work with some of the biggest names in the genre. He's done work with Drake, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, R.Kelly among many others. While he's made a string of hits, one of his most memorable beats is Jeezy's "Seen It All." On a recent episode of "A Waste Of Time," he explained how the beat got to Jeezy in the first place.
During a recent interview, Cardo explained how he got the placement on Jeezy's album. The producer explained that he made the beat the same week of SXSW in 2014. He sent a few to Jeezy however, he shortly realized that he sent him the wrong one. Jeezy really messed with the beat, even telling Cardo that what he'll do with the beat will "change his life." After re-listening to the track, he realized he sent the wrong beat and he already sent that specific one to a few other people.
"I sent the beat to Big Sean. Big Sean never hit me back about it. I sent it to a few other people as well. I actually sent it to Travis [Scott] for Kanye at that time too, I failed to mention that too," he said.
At that point, he was unaware that Jay-Z had hopped on the joint. Later on, Def Jam e-mailed him to request for a conference call where they played the full version of the song for him. They surprised him with Jay-Z's full verse on it.
However, a more interesting part of their conversation is when Cardo said Jay was after the beat as well.
""Seen It All" was supposed to be on Magna Carta Holy Grail," he said, "Jay wanted it for Magna Carta Holy Grail."
"Seen It All" ultimately ended up being one of Cardo's most successful hits. The single was the first he had on the Billboard 100 and it also went Gold. While it would've been interesting to hear what Kanye, Jay or even Big Sean would've done to the beat, everything ultimately works out in the end.
Listen to the full podcast below (The story begins around 1:03:00 mark):