No I.D. Says Big Sean's "Control" Beat Was Originally Meant For Jay Z

No I.D. says Jay Z was meant to have the beat for "Control" before it was given to Big Sean for his Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica-assisted track.

One of this year's most discussed songs, Big Sean's "Control," was originally meant to be in Jay Z's hands, according to the track's producer, No I.D. 

“I had a conversation with Big Sean towards the end of his album," No I.D. said in an interview with Complex. "I told him I felt like he needed to do some straight, hardcore Hip Hop records. Sometimes we focus so much on selling records that we leave some artistic points uncovered.

“I had this beat," No I.D. continued. "I had actually done it for Jay, right before I let [Sean] hear it. I said, ‘You should take this beat. I think it would be great for you to show up on one of these beats. Forget money. Forget everything.'"

Big Sean ended up taking the beat as a potential cut for his Hall of Fame album, which was released Tuesday (August 27). 

Though Big Sean crafted "Control" over the beat with help from Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica, the song did not end up on Hall of Fame. Instead, the track was leaked, causing great discussion, likely due to the names referenced in Kendrick Lamar's verse. 

"I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin' with," Kendrick Lamar said on the song. "But this is Hip Hop and them niggas should know what time it is. That goes for Jermaine ColeBig K.R.I.T.WalePusha T, Meek MillA$AP RockyDrake, Big Sean, Jay Electron, TylerMac Miller. I got love for you all but I'm tryin' to murder you niggas. Trying to make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas [and that] they don't want to hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas. What is competition? I'm trying to raise the bar high."

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  • New "Lyrical" Slave

    Now there's one thing i can't understand reports say Diddy's got butthurt at the VMA after party and wanted to pour a drink on homie(Bitch Move),(then Jermaine Cole defended K. Dot)... Why is Kendrick watering the story down..., Q Does Diddy hold that much industry power? My Comments Diddy can't Rap and must stay out of it... Props to J.Cole on the keeping it Real... KEEP IT HIPHOP

  • Jess

    Doesn't changed the fact that Kendrick still killed this song.



    I heard Big Sean and EMINEM had a three way with Ariana Grande. She came with Sean to Detroit and got that p***Y pounded. Mr Porter also hinted that it happened. This is also why she sings good cause EM and SEAN worked out her throat with jizzzzz


    I heard EMINEM smashed Rihanna when she was with Drake, thats why they dont have other songs besides Forever

  • Edna N. Guy

    my buddy's ex-wife makes $77/hour on the laptop. She has been fired for six months but last month her pay check was $21524 just working on the laptop for a few hours. see this... Shut up @huh? Lupe's response was creative and most diverse. And he wasn't even trying! Lupe is still dope have you heard F&LII? Production was crappy but still Lu always delivers lyrically.

  • is no id overrated?

    What classic known beat dude made?? Big sean make it seem like dude dr.dre or somebody, no id this, and no id that,smh, he gave no id credit for his 1st lp, but it flop, so whats so good about dude? I don't get it?

    • Joe

      I consider D.O.A. - Jay-Z, I used to love H.E.R. - Common, etc. classics. Best producer from my hometown, the Chi, imo.

    • TRE

      No ID > Dre. if anyone is an overrated producer its Dre. Every good beat he ever made had a co producer doin all the work

  • Lorraine N. Smith

    my neighbor's aunt makes $77/hr on the computer. She has been without a job for nine months but last month her pay check was $17822 just working on the computer for a few hours. go to website... Not to mention, Ross is from Carol City, the meanest part of Miami. He ran with the Boobie Boys (the gang that ran Miamis drug scene) and Ross was KENNETH BOOBIE WILLIAMS' FUCKING PROTEGE for godsakes

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z always gets No ID, Just Blaze, Timbaland, Neptunes and Kanye West beats first

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  • Anonymous

    Just imagine if Control was over the Crown beat.. that woulda been insane!

  • Anonymous

    haha jigga always will get 1st shot at good shit out. they need to do another remix here with the legends

  • Anonymous

    Checkout Jay z holy grail video on thegrandreport

  • jus10

    Jay took an L by passing on this one! lol

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