Best Of Jeru The Damaja (Crooklyn's Classic Mix)
Jeru the Damaja had an under the radar beef with fellow Brooklyn head , The Notorious B.I.G.. It may have started with Jeru's song "One Day" from his second album where he claimed that Bad Boy Records was kidnapping hip hop music. Although, Notorious B.I.G. was not mentioned by name like his business partner and friend Puff Daddy, he took offense and responded with "Kick in the Door" from his 1997 album, Life After Death. The track had various disses towards Nas, but it was mainly directed at Jeru the Damaja, and even dissed the track's producer, DJ Premier, for being a partner of Jeru. Jeru the Damaja had previously attacked the song, "Player's Anthem," by Junior M.A.F.I.A. featuring Biggie by responding with "Ya Playin' Yaself." In 1995, Jeru was supposed to be featured on a Ready to Die track named "Brooklyn Niggas," but Puff Daddy took it off to maintain the album's "commercial vision."
Jeru's first two albums were completely produced by DJ Premier, but they suddenly stopped working together after 1996 for unknown reasons. Some speculate that his relationship with Biggie may have caused this. In fact, the beat of Notorious B.I.G.'s "10 Crack Commandments" was originally used as a Hot 97 promo beat for Jeru the Damaja. Most consider Jeru's feud with Premier to be a result of financial disputes. Jeru the Damaja made an unreleased song named "Friends" as a diss to the whole Gang Starr Foundation of which DJ Premier is the co-leader.
Jeru dissed The Fugees on his 1996 song, "Black Cowboys," while The Fugees responded in the same year with "Zealots." Jeru also dissed Blahzay Blahzay on his 1996 song "Whatever," on which he claimed that he stole his style.
Crooklyns Classic Jeru Mix [Download]
Die Bitch Die w/ Das EFX, KRS-One, DJ Honda
Verses Of Doom
El Presidente w/DJ Honda
Ya Playin Ya Self
The Frustrated Nigga
Blue Jean (Safe Sex)
Ain't The Devil Happy
Brooklyn Took It
Me Or The Papes (Remix)
My Mind Spray
Crooklyn Dogers - The Return
Real Niggaz Don't Die w/Group Home