As simply The Jaz, he had success with his 1990 single "Hawaiian Sophie," from his debut album "Word to the Jaz". He has been featured on some of Jay-Z's songs, such as "Bring It On" (Reasonable Doubt) and the single "Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)" (Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life) as Big Jaz, and produced the single "Ain't No Nigga" from Reasonable Doubt and the song "Rap Game/Crack Game" from In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. Feud with Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella When Jay-Z became famous and started Roc-A-Fella with Dame Dash, he tried to sign friends Jaz-O and Sauce Money to the label.
Both refused because they didn't agree with the contract and didn't want anything to do with Dame Dash. This made Jay-Z angry but he didn't let that ruin his relationship with Jaz-O. Some time after 2000, the Jay-Z and Jaz-O feud began to escalate and the two eventually stopped working together. Sources say that Jaz-O became jealous that his protege Jay-Z blew up in the rap industry faster than he did.
Jaz-O reportedly spilled some "dirt" on Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella when being interviewed by a magazine. Several (Roc-A-Fella) artists released tracks dissing Jaz-O for that. Jaz-O also claims that Jay-Z failed to show up to a video shoot to help support him for his new single and that Jay-Z used the same verse twice for two songs, one for Jaz-O and one for another artist. The two have since reconciled.
Sources also say that although the media is trying to prolong their beef, Jaz-o says there are no hard feelings from his end and that would be known if Jay-Z and Jaz-O ever spoke themselves and not through media or so called associates from either end. When confronted, Jaz-o has been reported to say, "this is all buisness so let's move on". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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