News: Jaz-O Refuses To Back Down From Jay-Z Feud, "I Had To Do What I Had To Do"
Friday, Feb 27, 2009 2:12PM
Rapper Jaz-O has addressed his bad guy image due to his refusal to step away from a rap beef with his former protege Jay-Z.
Jaz claims a recent negative reference by Jay-Z was his way of promoting the upcoming Blueprint 3 album.
"I pride myself in being real humble but I ain't takin' no sh*t from nobody," Jaz said in an interview. "No matter who it is, where it is. I ain't takin' no sh*t from nobody so I had to do what I had to do and I'mma continue doing it. N*ggas wanna talk, they can talk. I'mma walk...If you wanna squash something, we know so many of the same people, my number ain't no secret...He got an album coming out so I guess he tryin' to stir up some sh*t." (Sub Zero DVD)
Jaz originally caught feelings upon hearing his name referenced by Jay in Ludacris' "I Do It For Hip-Hop" song.
I lost a lot of dogs to these streets/I got Grammy awards on these beats/Thank God for Kool Herc/Without this sh*t I probably woulda got murked/Shout outs to Grandmaster Flash and the cash/And even Jaz bum a**/Hip hop helped me wash my rocks/These other rappers couldn't wash my socks/That's why I took the number one slot." (Google Video)
Jaz recently struck out against the Brooklyn rapper on the diss track "Go Harder."
"Them streets ain't with cha, half moon head n*gga/Just regurgitated what I spoon fed, n*gga/You then compare yourself to Jackie Robinson, you jack and rob and sin on your own family and friends...Let's put things in its' proper place/That 'S' on your chest, son give it a rest...You branched out, cut throats/Made new alliances, just so you can stand out/You talk tough but your gun ain't speak/Real G's held you down, you were stupid and weak." (You Tube)The Marcy Projecs-bred emcee is known for publicly displaying his feelings towards Jay.
"Yeah yeah, happy birthday n*gga," Jaz said in a video for Jay's 39th birthday last December. "I got n*ggas with half a billion talking about me...This is the last time I'mma wear this motherf*cking Rocawear hat and the rest of that Rocawear bullsh*t." (Forbes DVD)
Jaz-O is credited for helping Jay-Z rise to fame early in his career.
He is an East Coast rapper, active in the late 1980s and early 1990s, best known for being a mentor of sorts to Jay-Z. Jaz-O is also known as The Originator. (123 Biographies)
Check out Jaz-O respond to Jay-Z references below: