First with the let go of his deeply revelatory 4:44 opus and today with the burying of a 15-year-outdated hatchet along with his former mentor and fellow Brooklyn rap heavyweight Jaz-O.
In 2017, Roc Nation helmsman Jay-Z is seriously interested in righting all of his wrongs.
Spotted together at the Chicago stop in his 4:44 tour, Hov, Jaz and superproducer Zero I.D., who is also credited as the album’s executive maker, struck a pose, confirming the peace treaty.
Those who have followed Jay’s ageless hip-hop career closely understand the weight of their reconciliation, especially due to the fact Jaz-O was the catalyst that lifted off Jay’s iconic career. Mr. Shawn Carter’s rap moniker, “Jay-Z,” likewise pays homage to Big Jaz.
Formerly, Hov paid his fair share of disses in a more blunt approach for tracks like “F**k Jaz-Z AKA Jaz Ho” and one of is own Blueprint series installments, “Blueprint 2.” Jaz-O fired again with “Ova,” and it’s “Ova Part 2” follow-up, and the photos boomeranged backwards and forwards from there. Right now, it seems the two men have thankfully abandoned their variations for the greater good of hip-hop.
And with Hov turning above a new leaf in the brand of his private manhood, the quality topping off 2017 couldn’t come at a much better time.
See the official Jaz-O and Jay-Z fence-mending picture below.