Twista f/ UGK - "Time" | zShare
from Adrenaline Rush 2000 (Innovations, 2000)
Pimp C f/ Bun B, Twista, Z-Ro - "I'sa Playa" | zShare
from I'sa Playa CD single (Rap-A-Lot, 2005)
While most of the tracks from The Sweet James Jones Stories were culled from Live From the Harris County Jail, some were taken from different sources and redone. "Time"—the only collabo that I know of between UGK and Twista—is one of those tracks.1 It initially appeared on Adrenaline Rush 2000, a compilation of various Twista tracks ("New, old, and unreleased songs" so says the CD's cover) and then a few UGK bootlegs too—for example, it appeared as "Something Going Wrong" on The Lost Tracks bootleg. It eventually showed up on The Sweet James Jones Stories in 2005, re-titled as "I'sa Playa" with an added Z-Ro chorus and remarkably, the beat by N.O. Joe remains unchanged, at least as far as I can tell.
The "I'sa Playa" single includes both clean and dirty versions, as well as the instrumental.
[UPDATE: Hit the jump to see what the Pimp had to say about the track.
Courtesy of the comments, scjoha hit me up with an interview that Matt Sonzala did with Pimp C, while he was still doing his bid. It shines a little more light on this track. Peep it:
"Well, the single was recorded in 1996 or '97. "I'sa Playa" was originally recorded for a friend of ours album. His name is N.O. Joe, he's a producer, and what happened was he ended up scrapping his album. He decided he wasn't gonna do it. So it had all three verses, myself, Bun and Twista, we were on it already. I think Twista mention something about a '97 Suburban or something on that record. That's when that record was recorded. It had a different hook. And the only thing different about that record is that Z-Ro came in and wrote that hook and you know what? It's worth a whole lot more with him on that hook than it was before. That song has been circulating on the internet since the mid-90's. It's old."
You can read the rest of the interview here. It's definitely an interesting read.]
1 "Play Hard" from the 2003 Lil' Boosie and Webbie album Ghetto Stories is another such track. It appears on The Sweet James Jones Stories with a tweaked beat and a new title ("I Know U Strapped"), but it thankfully keeps the Project Pat sample in the hook.