Contributed by Lauren Taylor
Jay-Z left the ball in Damon Dash’s court after thanking him during his induction speech this past weekend at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Damon Dash says he is prepared to end his 20-year feud with the Roc-A-Fella co-founder.
Dash and Jay-Z went through a huge fallout in the early 2000s after starting the record label, Roc-A-Fella Records, together. Over time the two have made jabs at one another through the media and have rarely seen each other for roughly 20 years. These problems seem to be a thing of the past as the two seemingly plan on reconciling their relationship.
Hov thanked many people during his speech, with Dame being one of them. “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.”
According to Page Six, Dame was touched, “It was beautiful, I’m glad he said it for the culture. We need to squash everything. So hopefully if that was an extended [olive branch] I’ll spin one back.”
He also went on to say that they should take one on one without lawyers involved. Their recent feud has been a lawsuit against Dash for his attempt in selling Jay-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ the first album released at Roc-A-Fella records.
Dash congratulates Jay-Z on his accomplishments acknowledging that it is a win for both of them, and it’s huge. Dash says he will forever think of Jay-Z as a brother, “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.”
Hopefully, the two reconcile their differences, Dame believes it’s important for them to move past it and solve the problem. “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.”