Had the cable with the anchor when Jaz made 'Sophie'
One of Jay-Z’s first songs was a feature on Jaz’s single Hawaiian Sophie
In interviews Jay Z has stated that Jaz-O wore his jewelry.
This is the chain with the anchor that he’s talking about; Jay wore it pretty often:
Below we see Jaz-O wearing it and Jay wearing a cobra piece (on the back cover of Jaz-O’s 1989 debut Word to the Jaz LP):
On the front cover though, Jaz-O is wearing the cobra piece:
Jay-Z explains in an interview with Nardwuar:
The cable rope and the four finger ring, that was mine. That cobra was a friend of mine. This anchor was mine. All that was my jewelry because I was a street guy. So you never come into a game and already have all this type of things. So I was an artist who came highly recommended from the street, a real guy from the street.
Nardwuar: Is that your stuff on the front of LP, too Jay, with the panther? That’s amazing.
No, that’s Jaz. That’s not mine. But that piece, If you look at it, that [cobra] piece that is on me, if you look at it, is the piece that is on him in the front of the LP.
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