Jay-Z took what were assumed to be veiled shots at former Roc-A-Fella Records partner Dame Dash on his 2006 single “Lost Ones.” Today, (July 9), the Brooklyn rapper says during an interview with New York radio station Hot 97 that their work together was historical and that he still has love for his former partner.
“What we built, you can’t take that away,” Jay-Z says during the interview. “No matter what, no time or space. No matter how many years I ain’t seen him, the love is still there because what we’ve done will forever be stamped in history. We created something that’s going to go down forever. I can only have love for Damon.”
Jay-Z also spoke on a potential reunion with Dash without being provoked. “I just don’t know where we are in our life,” Jigga says. “Are we the same two young men at that time? Will we gel in that way? We were two different people. I haven’t seen him in a while. I can’t remember when was the last time.”
Dame Dash recently posted a Vine of him listening to Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, an experience he called “bittersweet.” Dame Dash was recently hit with a $2.8 million tax lien and has had financial problems for several years.
Jay-Z says that he doesn’t regret their falling out and that he has confidence in Dame Dash. “In life, I can’t control everything, all the things in life,” Jay-Z says during the Hot 97 interview. “I have ultimate confidence in him that he’ll find his way ’cause he’s an amazing and really smart guy…He’s a hustler and he’s highly intelligent, so I always root for him and always believe that he’ll find his way out of it.”