Brooklyn rap veteran Jaz-O has responded to disses shot his way courtesy of former affiliate Sauce Money and warned his ex-rap partner to watch his mouth.
According to Jaz, his real problems stem from a past dispute with rap mogul Jay-Z.
“You already know, man, this fat n*gga Sauce’s talking sh*t,” Jaz said in an interview. “He’s a disrespectful motherf*cker looking for a scapegoat. I feel sorry for him, basically he’s saying I’m a piece of sh*t and I’ma be honest with you, I didn’t even listen to the interview but just from the heading, I already knew what he was talking about. He basically blames me for his sorry career or lack thereof. … Him and Jay had a dispute and I was trying to bring everybody together. … I don’t show them n*ggas but love. Anything that he’s saying that I did was dirty or trying to ruin him, what the f*ck I want to ruin him for? I was enhancing his career. I did soundtrack songs for him. I gave him beats before that off the muscle. … It’s nothing that’s going to be fixed because it’s something inside him that is keeping him cold and bitter about something. He basically makes it seem like I put a wrench in his career when I was trying to get him and Jay, all of us together.” (Forbez DVD)
While he does not want to entertain the beef, Jaz said he would attack Sauce if things got more serious.
“If he’s got so many motherf*cking problems, then why didn’t he address Jay-Z with it?,” Jaz added. “Why is he addressing me? Obviously he thinks he can say something and use my name as a tag and go viral and all that other sh*t and help his career but not realizing that Jay’s got a lot of power that could shut him down again. Me? I don’t really have that kind of power, I don’t really care about that sh*t but what I do have is the fact that I am not a gangster but I’m gangster. And he’s ‘anster.’ That’s gangster without the g. … I will come and punch you in your face. I gotta be real and I’m not trying to start no sh*t but he’s gotta know that.” (Forbez DVD)
This week, Money blasted out Jaz and accused him of doing shady business practices.
“He’s a piece of sh*t. Without getting too deep into it, he’s kind of a two-faced kind of n*gga. He’ll back-bite you about a n*gga, and then when he get with the n*gga, they do the same,” Money said in an interview. “He just a type of individual, and I don’t wish him no harm, but I don’t wish him well, either. They don’t know the type of n*gga that he is. F*ck him, man.” (Forbez DVD)
Last year, the hip-hop vet put out a book reflecting on his career and issues with Jay-Z.
“He was like, ‘I shot my brother,’ ” recalls Johnathan “Jaz-O” Burks in a new biography, “Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner to Corner Office.” “I was like, ‘What the f–k did you shoot him for?’ He’s like, ‘I told him to stop taking my stuff.’ He said it was kind of an accident . . . but the situation got kind of crazy, and he just happened to hit him in the arm.'” He’s done so well, many have forgotten he started as a street hustler from the grim Marcy Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant who sold crack by the kilo, was nearly murdered by a rival and narrowly escaped jail after cops pulled him over when his car was loaded with cocaine. He later plunged a knife into the belly of a man he thought was stealing music profits from him. And yet, he never went to jail. The biography by journalist Zack O’Malley Greenburg, out this month, provides a colorful reminder of the rapper’s dark roots. (New York Post)
Check out Jaz-O’s interview below: