(AllHipHop News) While Jay Z’s early days include working with Big Daddy Kane and Jaz-O, some Hip Hop historians cite his collaboration with fellow Brooklyn emcee The Notorious B.I.G. as the biggest co-sign of Jay’s career. The two wordsmiths traded bars on the classic Reasonable Doubt track “Brooklyn’s Finest,” but a video for the cut was never filmed.
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Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash spoke with Hip Hop Motivation about the 1996 Jigga and Biggie collabo. According to Dame, Jay finished his part first, and it took Big about four months to record his verse. But once it was complete, why didn’t the duo shoot any visuals for the song?
“The messed up thing about it was we were going to do the video, and Puff wouldn’t clear it,” stated Dame. “He’s alive. Somebody just ask Puff why he didn’t clear that.”
Besides alleging Sean “Puffy” Combs blocked the “Brooklyn’s Finest” video from happening, Dame also claimed he co-produced the track along with Clark Kent even though he is not credited for his contribution.
Dame also discussed Jay asking him for the rights to Reasonable Doubt for the Roc-A-Fella name, gave advice to aspiring entrepreneurs, addressed how to be successful in the fashion industry, and explained why he dates women of different races.
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Listen to Dame Dash’s interview below.