Since beginning his 4:44 Tour in October, JAY-Z has captivated fans with his pristine catalog and reflective dialogue. As he continues to truck his way through the nation, on Tuesday night (Dec. 5), he instilled a heavy dose of nostalgia onto the hip-hop world when he reunited with his former collaborator Jaz-O in Chicago.
After his show at the United Center, JAY was spotted with Jaz and No I.D. backstage, as the three figures posed for a picture. In the early ’90s, JAY and Jaz were a formidable tandem who partnered up on tracks such as “Hawaiian Sophie” and “The Originators.” For Hov’s 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt, Jaz produced his hit-single “Ain’t no N—a” featuring Foxy Brown. In the early 2000s, the two MCs were embroiled in a lyrical spat, exchanging barbs throughout the years with Hov taking aim on “Blueprint 2” and “December 4.”
Once the picture of the two stars circulated on social media, Twitter instantly rejoiced. Take a look at some of the reactions below.
Didnt think I see Hov and Jaz-O together in 2017 pic.twitter.com/6txYY1tUod
— Wirk Nowitzki (@RAW_SPK) December 6, 2017
Jaz-O washed Jay-Z on The Originators 98.
— a .27 discount, 111 years Cold– (@Deion_Slanders) December 6, 2017
Jaz-O, No I.D. and Jay-Z backstage at the Chicago stop of the #444Tour. Seeing Hov and Jaz-O reunite almost made me shed a tear. Those who know, know. Those who don’t, do your research. pic.twitter.com/QrixvVuBmn
— Matt (@mattwhitlockPM) December 6, 2017
WOW. They found Jaz-O. pic.twitter.com/1fZM5jlDmP
— Dynamics • £ (@theDYNAMICS) December 6, 2017
jaz-o & hov reunited?
*removes parasucos from the top of the closet*
OH WE LIVE
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) December 6, 2017
Jay-Z is back in Jaz-O’s life like pic.twitter.com/PcSk79YfsD
— Auggie 5000 (@Auggie5000) December 6, 2017