I was there when you begged El to sign you
He knew Ox was gonna blow so he didn't sign you

from Vast Aire – 9 Lashes (When Michael Smacks Lucifer) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

One of the major issues of this beef was that El-P didn’t sign them to Def Jux and that they really wanted to be down as El-P addressed on Aesop Rock’s We’re Famous

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