JAY Z is the greatest rapper of all time. There’s no other artist who’s rapped at the same level as he has, for as long as he has, for as successfully as he has.
Having said that, there’s no way I could imagine him rapping over Hell Hath No Fury beats better than Pusha T or Malice. No way in hell. In an interview with Complex, Pusha revealed that The Neptunes had originally made all the beats for Hov’s 2006 comeback album, Kingdom Come.
“Hell Hath No Fury was actually a Jay-Z album, Pharrell had originally made all those records for Jay-Z’s Kingdom Come,” Push explained. “I got wind of all these records and for whatever reason the deal wasn’t solidified.”
“And I hit Pharrell like, ‘How the fuck you give these beats to this man and my album ain’t fucking done? This is my fucking album right here! What the fuck is wrong with you?’ Then whatever was going down and whatever red tape happens during albums, Jay-Z picks other beats. And we ended up getting it back.”
There was quite a few of [those beats meant for Jay]. It was like, ‘Momma I’m So Sorry,’ ‘Riding Around Shining,’ ‘We Got It For Cheap,’ ‘Chinese New Year.’ An amazing portion of the album were Jay-Z beats. If you recall ‘Wamp Wamp’ and the controversy over that, remember that? The controversy over that was at the same time that Jay was coming back, he was also bringing Foxy Brown back and that was supposedly her record. That he gave her that record and we were like, ‘What the fuck? No man. We’re keeping that record.’ And we ended up getting that record and couple of others and that’s it. That’s how the album came out.Pusha T Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs | Complex