Young Guru proved what Jay-Z did in GOD DID.
JAY-Z’s longtime engineer Young Guru revealed after the arrival of DJ Khaled’s GOD DID album that Hov recorded his iconic verse on the project track in just one take. While some haters and online trolls doubted him, the producer took to social media to prove he wasn’t lying. On Sunday (September 4), the audio master shared two photos to his Instagram feed of the studio session during which they recorded the New York native’s verses, both showing just an audio recording being captured throughout the day of job.
“This is [the] first and last time I will do this,” Guru wrote to his followers, addressing those who accuse him of lying. “I could care less if you believe me when I say he did this @djkhaled line in one take. Let’s be clear to young people. Making a song in one take is just a talent level bonus. The music is what’s important.”
The engineer went on to praise how much work JAY-Z puts into his lyrics before he even walked in to record, “Questions like, ‘Are these the right words?’, ‘Are you heading in the right direction?’, ‘Is this the best flow? ‘ are all answered and addressed mentally before you record. So you say the verse over and over in the control room to memorize it.”
“Jay does ALL the verses in one take? No, but did he do A LOT of verses in one take? Hell yes!!! I have no reason to lie! Look at the screen zoom. There are no cuts or breaks in this audio. This ‘I don’t believe you unless I see’ thing is weird to me. So here’s your proof. It doesn’t matter if you believed me… GOD DID!!!” he concluded his long post.
As HipHopDX notes, during a Twitter Spaces hosted on August 31, the father of three apparently dismissed Guru’s claims about his legendary work at the booth, revealing that he thinks he cheated on the verse delivery. “So while we were waiting for you to send the beat, we were just playing the [loop] inside the control room; so I was going through that a few times,” the “Family Feud” artist said at the time. “I was just rapping like any part was looping and the drops were happening in the right place.” “So I cheated a few times before I got into the booth, I was rapping in the control room; so when I walked into the cabin, I was ready.”