According to XXL, Jay-Z the “perfectionist” didn’t like Alicia Keys’ original vocals on the Blueprint 3 track.
After sending the original vocals to Jay, Alicia Keys reveals that Mr. Carter wasn’t happy about the sound and tone of her voice.
On a forthcoming episode of VH1’s Storytellers, Alicia attributed her vocal issues to being congested, causing her to sound a little nasally.
Jay-Z eventually asked Alicia to re-record the vocals, and thankfully, he liked what he heard the second time around.
Alicia Keys’ Storytellers episode is slated to air November 12 at 11 p.m. EST on VH1.
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