By 2001, Kanye West was becoming a consistent beatmaker within Roc-A-Fella, having worked on Jay-Z’s The Dynasty: Roc La Familia and Beanie Sigel’s The Truth and The Reason albums. Kanye’s presence is hugely felt on Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, as he produced five songs, one of which being the monumental Nas diss track “Takeover.” While Ye’s vocals don’t appear on the song, he addressed his role in the song’s creation one year later, on Hov’s “The Bounce”: “You did ‘Takeover,’ do you got beef with Nas?/I did take over the game, brought back the soul.”