Back in 1989 when the masses first saw the legendary Jay-Z on the Hawaiian Sophie video or heard him on the song Originators he was with his boy Jaz O. Jaz O was Jay Z’s mentor and they were raised up together in the Marcy projects. Jaz is solely responsible for getting Jay Z into the music world. Jaz O was always dope as well but through the years was overshadowed by Jay Z’s success and their ongoing beef.
When Jay Z started Roc a fella records with Dame Dash and Kareem Burkes he wanted to sign Jaz O, but Jaz refused because he didnt trust Jay’s business partners. In 2017 Jay Z and Jaz O squashed the beef on Jay’s 4:44 tour which was a great look for hip hop. Over the years Jaz O has released a few solo projects and multiple compilations projects, but in 2020 with the release of “The Warm Up”Jaz O has dropped some of his best work to date. Listen and enjoy the sounds of a true hip hop OG.