The song wasn't actually supposed to drop until Wednesday Oct. 11 and the video would be debuted about 2 weeks later on one of the big networks, which shall remain nameless. On the 6th, about 2 pm in the afternoon, Def Jam began receiving calls that Jay-Z's song had been mysteriously leaked to radio and the internet.
By 2:15 pm, Roc-A-Fella's security forces had convened on the premises to locate the source of the leak. Furthermore, my intel reveals that they were also trying to discover if some higher-up had authorized such activity. Radio promo spots were included in the leak.
No culprits were discovered.
By 2:45 pm, employees of Def Jam are given the green-light to send the song out more and also call radio to play the song. In areas like New York and Philadelphia, "Show Me What You Got" is played on-air repeatedly, almost to the point of obsession.
A number of people at Def Jam had access to "Show Me What You Got" and security reportedly checked some ipods, mp3 capable phones and other such devices to no avail.
Right now, there is no culprit or suspect in the leak, but Def Jam has issued warning that the FBI could be called should other tracks leak in the manner "Show Me What You Got" was.