Former Roc-A-Fella Records owner Damon “Dame” Dash may raise some eyebrows after making dicey comments surrounding rap mogul Jay Z in an upcoming issue of DETAILS Magazine.
Based on an excerpt from his feature, Dash notes the company his ex-business partner currently keeps around him.
“Dash says he was never cut out for that world–he wants to be a Richard Branson-type entrepreneur-cum-magnate, creating companies and then getting other people to run them. He also heaps scorn on the Def Jam team that would later become Jay Z’s inner circle. ‘Those people are corny. You think I’m rolling to a club with Lyor Cohen or John Meneilly?’ he says, referring to the former head of Island Def Jam and Jay’s manager. ‘No disrespect to Jay–but every single person I see hanging around him is making money off him. They all conform so they can eat off him.'” (DETAILS)
Last month, Dash sparked some online commotion after posting up a photo alongside Jigga.
“@ava_dash and I had a ball yesterday…haven’t seen this dude perform in years,” Dame wrote December 10. (Dame Dash’s Instagram)
The reunion reportedly went down backstage at Young Hov’s Los Angeles concert in mid-December.
The Roc will never die! Earlier this year, we witnessed Jay Z and Dame Dash reconciling after nearly a decade at a former Roc-A-Fella staffer’s birthday party. We didn’t hear a peep about them hanging out after though, until now. On Instagram today, Dame released another flick of himself with his longtime friend, Mr. Dash. Last night, Dame brought his daughter went to go check out Jay’s show in Los Angeles. It was the very last show of Hov’s Magna Carta Holy Grail tour. (VIBE)
Both Jay Z and Dame Dash met face-to-face and posed for photos together in early August.
The Roc was back in the building last night. After nearly a decade apart, Roc-A-Fella Records co-founders Jay Z and Damon Dash reunited at the birthday of their mutual friend and associate Chaka Pilgrim in New York City. The old pals were all smiles as they posed for photos together. “I don’t think there was anyone in that room last night that didn’t shed a tear or at least get emotional,” said Oluwaseye Olusa, who snapped photos of their reunion. After launching the careers of artists including Kanye West, Cam’ron, and Beanie Sigel, the music moguls parted ways in 2004. (Rap-Up)