Jahlil Beats Reveals Bobby Shmurda's “Hot N*gga” Beat Was Originally For Meek Mill
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Back in 2014, Bobby Shmurda lit up the summer with his smash single “Hot N-gga." At the time, there was some controversy around the fact Lloyd Banks rapped over the beat before the Brooklyn teenager.
Banks' "Jackpot"/Bobby's "Hot N-gga" was produced by Jahlil Beats. The Pennsylvania native broke down the creation of Shmurda's breakout hit for DJ Booth, and he revealed yet another rapper was originally offered the track.
"That beat was actually for Meek Mill as well. At the time, he had so much of that type of music, so I sent it to Lloyd Banks. He put the record out and never really did nothing with it," explained Jahlil explained. "Nowadays, it’s like rappers put your record out and if it pops off, then they do the business side. So he put it out and I was like, ‘Aight, cool.’ I really f-cked with the record."
Jahlil added, "I put the instrumental out on one of my Crack Music instrumental tapes. Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel, they were big fans of me and Meek and they would do a lot of my beats. He ended up doing the record and…it just blew up, man. The crazy thing about it is, I found out last. I didn’t know who he was at all."
"Hot N*gga" went on to peak at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The record was certified platinum by the RIAA.