XXL Magazine: Fat Joe recalls how Michael Jackson cleared a sample for Joe’s dedication to his mother, “Bendicion Mami”

While many MCs have dedicated songs to their mothers on wax, the story behind Joey Crack’s homage is anything but typical. Producer Streetrunner lifted MJ’s soulful vocals from “Maria (You Were the Only One)” for Joe’s dedication “Bendicion Mami” off his 2006 album Me, Myself and I. Problem was, when it came time to clear the sample, the label wasn’t budging. “They went ‘We’re not really clearing [samples] right now,’” he said. Luckily Joe was able to pull on Jackson’s softer side. “I was like, ‘Yo but this is for my mother,’” he continued. “And they went back to [Mike and] he was like ‘Nah we gotta clear that.’” - Words by XXLMag.Com, click here to read original story