'Magna Carta Holy Grail' rapper seen with his Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder
Jay-Z reunited with his former business partner Damon Dash for the first time in nine years in New York last night (August 8).
Jay Z and Dash founded Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995 but have not been seen together in public since parting ways in 2004. The ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ rapper and Dash reunited at the birthday of their mutual friend Chaka Pilgrim in New York, happily posing for photos together which were subsequently shared on Instagram. Oluwaseye Olusa, who took the pictures of the pair, wrote alongside his photograph: “I don’t think there was anyone in that room last night that didn’t shed a tear or at least get emotional.”
Speaking about Dash in a recent interview with Hot 97, Jay Z spoke fondly of his former Roc-A-Fella Records partner, saying: “No matter how many years I ain’t see him, the love is still there because what we’ve done will forever be stamped in history. I have ultimate confidence in him that he’ll find his way because he’s an amazing and really smart guy. He’s a hustler and he’s highly intelligent. I always root for him and always believe that he’ll find his way out of it.”
Roc-A-Fella Records was created in 1995 by Jay Z, Dash and Kareem Burke. Artists signed to the label throughout the years have included and Cam’ron, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, NORE, Kanye West and Jay Z himself.
Meanwhile, director Mark Romanek was forced to speak out earlier this week and deny rumours that Girls actress Jemima Kirke was ejected from the filming on Jay Z’s new video. It was reported that the actress was ejected from the filming of Jay Z’s performance video for his new single ‘Picasso Baby’. However, Romanek defended Kirke and denied any suggestion that she had acted untoward while making the video.