JAY-Z & Jaz-O Reunite After Beefing for More Than a Decade

Old friends reconnect

On Tuesday night, JAY-Z took his 4:44 tour to Chicago. There was an old friend waiting for him: Jaz-O, JAY-Z’ mentor.

The two reconnect backstage at the show. Emory Jones, a longtime friend of JAY-Z, captured the moment on his Instagram, alongside 4:44 producer No I.D.

READ: “We Always Gonna Be Good:” Jay-Z Discusses His Relationship With Kanye West In New Interview

If you know anything about Hov, you know that Jay and Jaz haven’t been on good terms in a long time. In fact, the two have been sending shots at each other for more than a decade. It’s been one of the more depressing rap beefs over the years because Jaz-O introduced the world to JAY-Z on “Hawaiian Sophie” in the late ’80s.

READ: “Probation Is A Trap:” Jay-Z Pens Op-Ed About Meek Mill, America’s Flawed Criminal Justice System

Let’s see if this will lead to any new collaborations.

Dimas Sanfiorenzo

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