This video from the early 2000’s has resurfaced online. It is supposedly the first time Jay-Z ever hears the beat to his hit song, Dirt Off Your Shoulder. Jay-Z listens to a couple beats, but when he hears the beat that we all recognize, you can really see something happen in his face. It’s like in an instant, he knew this is the beat he wants. Boy, did he choose well.


Update: Here’s a live link



Just for kicks, here’s the original 2003 song by Jay-Z, Dirt Off Your Shoulder.