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Fat Joe Claims JAY-Z Prevented Drake From Hopping on "All The Way Up" Remix

Mahlik Campbell

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: Fat Joe performs onstage with Angelica Vila during the TIDAL's 5th Annual TIDAL X Benefit Concert TIDAL X Rock The Vote At Barclays Center - Show at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL )

In an alternate timeline, fans probably would've heard Drake alongside Fat Joe and JAY-Z on the monumental "All The Way Up" remix. 😩

Not only was "All The Way Up" the leading club anthem in 2016, but the song also signaled a major turning point in New York rap as Fat Joe and Hov set aside their differences to come together for the remix.

Though there were countless artists trying to hop on the record, which also featured New York heavyweights French Montana and Remy Ma, one name could've taken things to the next level.

Speaking to Peter Rosenberg on Complex's Open Late, Joey Crack revealed that Drizzy was begging him to share the instrumental. "I got a FaceTime call maybe three times while 'All the Way Up' was out," he said. "And it was your man, the 6 God, Drake."

However, Jay encouraged Joe to "put nobody else on the song" as he wanted it to be a sacred moment in their shared history.

"When I had told Hov we doing the song, he said, 'Look, Joe. It means so much to our history between me and you, let's not put nobody else on the song,'" Joe recalled.

Jay wasn't specifically referring to Drake as "everyone" wanted to get on the remix, including 50 Cent, but Joe had to keep his word.

Still, Joey Crack wishes all three of them could've united for what surely would've been a legendary remix. "It definitely could've been JAY-Z and Drake and Fat Joe," he said. "Not could've – it was!"

You can watch the entire interview below, with the "All The Way Up" anecdote starting at the 29-minute mark.

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