Swizz and Hov really do go back a long time. Recently, Swizzy talked to VladTV about the first time he sold some beats to Jay-Z. He remembers rolling with his Uncle Dee from Ruff Ryders to Hov’s office and details how Jay bought an entire tape of beats he had brought. A lot of the songs ended up going on Hard Knock Life vol. 2.

I was just speaking to Jay yesterday‚Ķand it was like, ‘We’ve working [together] for 14 years, dog; that shit is crazy.’ I remember walking into his office with a cassette with 40 beats and he bought the whole joint right off the spot. That’s how we met…this was like, ’96-97 ‘cus the shit started coming out in ’98…I think it was right after Reasonable Doubt, because he definitely had that Reasonable Doubt swag in that office.” (via HHDX)

Watch the video interview after the jump…

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