According to Zay, publishing executive Big Jon connected him with Young Hov.
“This is me having no idea that he even cared about my music. First thing [Jay Z] said [to Big Jon], ‘Tell him when he come over, make sure he bring them beats with them strings and pianos in it.’ So that means he’s paying attention to what I’m doing. I feel like I’ve been behind the scenes, making music all this time but I’ve been making it just to satisfy my demographic.” (Billboard)
The Southern producer also said the studio session results could land on both of their projects.
“I didn’t know how far it was reaching. So when Jay Z invited me to his house and told me what type of beats he wanted, it opened my mind up to be like, ‘My music is reaching everybody and touching people in a certain way.’ There’s a distinct something when they hear my music. I feel like [the collaboration] is gonna be for both of [our projects]. I know it’s going to be a trophy for me.” (Billboard)
Recently, Jay hooked up with rap star Rick Ross for some studio sessions.
Roc Nation Senior Vice President Lenny S. recently acknowledged fans’ interest in getting new Jigga audio gems.
“Be excited about more Khaled stuff coming. He’s about to release a book and is focused on film and television next year. Be excited about, sh*t, maybe Jay will get the bug to do music again. Who knows? Obviously, nothing confirmed, but some of the verses he’s put out — he did the Pusha T thing [‘Drug Dealers Anonymous’], he did the Fat Joe thing [‘All the Way Up’], he did the Khaled thing [‘I Got the Keys] — it’s exciting.” (Rap-Up)