It’s finally being revealed the real reason why Cam’ron and Jay-Z has beef. It started way back when…
The two artist have a long history of beef and many suspect promoting Cam’ron to Vice President of Roc-A-Fella Records back in 2002 was the main cause of fall out for the Roc-A-Fella crew. However, the tension between them started way before then.
The way the ex-Roc-A-Fella crew explains it in this video is when Cam was first starting out Jay-Z and Dame Dash were present at Cam’s video set and they asked Jigga to jump in the video, but he declined so Cam and the Dipset family took it to heart — brushed the n*gga off like he was a lame.
After Cam’ron started getting buzz and solidified his spot in the rap game, Jay-Z hears a Cam track while in the studio and decides to add a verse to the track without Cam’s consent or prior knowledge. When Cam hears the track with Jay’s verse on it he dismisses it and says he doesn’t need it. He tells Young Guru (the studio engineer) to delete the verse in its entirety so it doesn’t leak. Jay-Z takes this as a slap in the face, feels disrespected by the stunt and tension builds from here.
These guys really just need to put their differences aside and do what’s right for hip hop. It would’ve been amazing for Roc-A-Fella to exist today with all the great talent they’ve produced over the years. I think we are long gone from the days of a true reunion, but hopefully they can work together and collaborate on a track again!!!