Could this long-time feud be ending?
To the shock and surprise of all the internet, Jay-Z thanked Dame Dash in his epic Rock n Roll Hall of Fame speech.
On Saturday, October 30, Jay-Z was inducted into the “Rock n Roll Hall of Fame” and took a moment to shower him in appreciation. He said:
“Shout out to Dame, I know we don’t see eye to eye, but I can never erase your accomplishments. And I appreciate you and I thank you for that. Shout out to Biggs. He was one of the most honorable people I’ve ever met and we created something that will probably never be duplicated. I appreciate you guys. Thank you for our journey. Thank you. Thank you for your contribution to this journey.”
Jay Z gives Dame Dash a shoutout during his Rock n Roll Hall of fame speech pic.twitter.com/hupxm0TQJ0
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Dame then responded wanting to squash the beef,
“I would never want you to think that we have to go to the court to resolve anything. We can talk it out and the culture needs to see two strong black men working out a problem. Even if they worked together they can go their separate ways, they can still be cool. We should not be divided. We have accomplished too much to be beefing… There ain’t no way I’m never gonna [not] consider [him] my brother–it’s just that we don’t see eye-to-eye.”
Did you catch how he slipped in a statement about that lawsuit?
Earlier this Summer, Roc-A-Fella hit Dash with a lawsuit and it reignited the decades-long feud between the Rock-A-Fella co-founders. Dash is one of three co-founders and he wanted to share. He claimed the label lowballed him. He said: “When another Black man calls another Black man a thief, just to make him look bad and so that they can devalue an asset that that other man owns, just because he won’t sell it to him at a low price, I don’t think the culture needs that,” Dash told Rolling Stone.
The label ran hip-hop in the late ’90s and 00s and was responsible for artists like; Kanye West. Rihanna, Dipset, Beanie Sigel, and more. As part of the sale, Dame would have to give away his rights to “Reasonable Doubt,” Jay-Z’s first album. By selling the classic, he’d also give up rights to the NFT’s which include any online artwork and content.
Despite the legal entanglements and the contention on both sides, these Hip-Hop legends are ready to end the drama. How’s that for growth?