Hey Don Jazzy, you’re still famous in Hollywood.
On the latest episode of Storyville, a short animated webseries by TBS, where guests narrate hanging out with famous celebrities, Diplo tells the story of how Kanye West invited him to a recording session at the Mercer Hotel. The cast of his story are exactly the odd mixbag of creatives you’d expect at a Kanye West recording; JayZ makes an appearance, Nate Ruess—whose name Diplo can’t remember in his story— is there, Kanye also invites the Olsen twins over, because in Kanye’s words : “they’re like my thermometer for what white girls listen to I guess”.
Among the interesting personalities that pop show up in Diplo Story, is Mavin Boss, Don Jazzy. At this point, Diplo reveals he’d been invited to work on “Lift Off”, a track off Kanye West and JayZ’s 2011 collaboration album Watch The Throne . His story fits perfectly with the MoHits instrumental meeting with JayZ and Kanye West circa 2009, and Don Jazzy’s eventual credit on the Watch The Throne album. According to Diplo, Don Jazzy spent their entire time together tweeting, barely speaking to him, to the point that he concluded the Mavin boss may not have liked him all together.
Interestingly, Diplo is not credited for the eventual output of “Lift Off”, which makes sense because he concludes his story by admitting he was a failure and leaving the hotel due to pressure from the Olsen Twins, and perhaps the overwhelming thought of working with one of the most successful artists of his time.
Elsewhere in the episode, Diplo narrates how Kanye announced—to the bewilderment of everyone in the room—his plans to marry Kim Kardashian, run for Presidency and be a fashion designer.
If not for anything else, this rest the argument once and for all, if D’Banj was the main reason Kanye West partnered with Mo’Hits back in 2009.
Watch the full Storyville episode with Diplo here