No I.D. is an established name in the music industry who’s produced classics for many artists throughout the years. He’s always known his worth as a producer, which is why he turned down a contract to become part of a Roc-A-Fella super-group back in the late 90’s. In a recent sit-down at the Red Bull Music Festival, he explained why he didn’t join Kanye West, Bink and Just Blaze at the label.
“Around Resurrection I had developed a relationship with Roc-A-Fella, which was around Jay-Z’s first album,” No I.D. said. After working with Jay some more, the producer was offered a contract. “I just didn’t like the paperwork,” he continued. “I had worked all these years so I wanted my money now. We all looked at the paperwork and Just Blaze and Ye were like ‘Alright. I don’t care. Whatever. We’re down. And me and Bink were like ‘Nah.’ It was funny because there were certain people after that happened that we’re like ‘You blew it. It’s over. you’re a dummy.’ Because Roc-A-Fella explodes. But I had put much blood sweat and tears in before that to just be cool and accepted.” He said.
Salute to No I.D. for standing for what he believes in and getting his fair share.