Damon Dash

VIDEO: FORMER ROCA-FELLA RECORDS CO-FOUNDER DAME DASH TALKS LIFE, BUSINESS AND JAY-Z

Global Grind’s Sharon Carpenter caught up with Dame at his gallery space to talk about everything from how age has changed his pursuits and where his relationship stands with Jay-Z. *There is no relationship with Jay-Z* … Damon Dash really is a shadow of his former self. This is what happens kids when you allow fame, fortune and power to go to your head, start to believe your own hype and verbally abuse people on a daily basis for sport. You end []

DAMON DASH IN TROUBLE WITH THE AUTHORITIES, DD172 CLUB/ART SPACE CLOSES DOWN

Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder and Jay-Z’s former and rather loud right-hand man Damon Dash is in trouble with the law. The Village Voice reports that the once feared Hip Hop mogul has been accused of six counts of storing and selling alcoholic beverages without a license, as detailed in court documents obtained by the Voice. Damon’s club/art space DD172 was caught violating the liquor code for the first time in November 2010 and as recently as May, according to the affidavits of police []

ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS CO-FOUNDER ARRESTED IN MARIJUANA DRUGS RING

Via Yahoo News Raids targeting a wholesale marijuana ring based in New York and Florida resulted in the arrests of 45 people, including one of the founders of the Roc-A-Fella record label, prosecutors said Friday. Kareem Burke, who started the hip-hop label with Jay-Z and Damon Dash in the 1990s, was caught on a wiretap discussing “grow houses” with the ringleader, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said. An employee of High Times magazine also was charged. Burke and the others face 10 years []

UK MUSIC NEWS: SINGER TERRI WALKER INKS NEW DEAL WITH ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS

Soul Culture reports that British Soul singer Terri Walker has inked a deal with Damon Dash’s newly resurrected label Roc-A-Fella Records. Walker revealed to the website that she is recording her fourth studio album with producer Ski Beatz, which will be distributed through Roc-A-Fella Records. She added, “I have no release date confirmed yet but I can tell you the theme.  Seeing as I am working with Hip Hop legends, I have decided to have a Hip Hop theme on this album. []

DAMON DASH BLAMES HIS PAST FINANCIAL WOES ON THE RECESSION

Via Tale Tela Damon Dash blames the recession for his financial issues, according to YRB. Dash has said that because he is famous, his business was thrown open to the public and he believes his money problems were unfairly scrutinised in the press following the sale of his shares in Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear clothing. He said to YRB:  “I started to go through a lot of bad press all of a sudden. Like, the recession hit everybody, but me being a []

DAMON DASH RESURRECTS ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS

Soul Culture reports that Damon Dash has resurrected Roc-A-Fella Records and plans on releasing rapper Curren$y’s Pilot Talk album as the label’s first new release on June 15. Via Soul Culture “Def Jam or Universal bought the brand. I think the ‘beef’ [with us and Jay-Z] was that Jay made it clear he didn’t want me or Biggs to be a part of it. That’s really where it was at. Now that he doesn’t work for Def Jam anymore, he doesn’t have the []

PIC: DAMON DASH AND DAUGHTER OUT AND ABOUT

Former music mogul Damon Dash tipped off the paparazzi and arranged for them to take some photographs of him and his daughter out and about. Damon looks like a mere shadow of his former self. Via Rhymes With Snitch Click HERE to view more pics.