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While Damon Dash has moved on from the record business he clearly still feels a way about how Jay-Z went about things. He spilled more tea about their break up in a recent interview.

Roc-A-Fella Records was one of the top recording labels and entities of the ’90s, ushering in a massive amount of success for co-founders Jay-Z, Dame Dash, and Biggs. According to Dash, Hov’s collaboration project with R. Kelly helped push along the split of the Roc-A-Fella empire.

The silent partner of Roc-A-Fella Records, Kareem "Biggs" Burke is now planting his flag in the fashion world.

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In its heyday Roc-a-fella Records had the streets on the kind of smash that would make the Incredible Hulk feel some ways. So much so that Nike blessed Jay-Z and crew with some exclusive Air Force 1‘s that ultimately became collector’s grails and would go for over a grand online.

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Back during the 90’s and 00’s while Jay-Z was dominating the Hip-Hop game, his man and Roc-a-fella co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke was allegedly running the street scene with a man who just copped to catching nine bodies in that time span.

Since their much-publicized breakup, Damon Dash and Jay-Z have refused to ever publicly blame one another for the unexpected split up of Roc-a-fella Records. Well, apparently Dame has finally pointed the finger at Hova over the Roc’s demise…sort of.

Former Roc-A-Fella boss Dame Dash has been making the rounds in interviews of late, explaining the downfall of his empire when questioned. After stating recently that he and past partner Jay Z weren’t friends, Dash further explained that the Brooklyn mogul didn’t honor a financial bailout plan the crew established.

At their apex, Roc-a-fella was the Army, the Navy, the Coast Guard and any other force you can think of. Jay Z led the pack, but he wasn’t the only talented artist on the roster that helped make the label a powerhouse in the rap game. 

A number of both random and respectable actors have popped up in various Roc-A-Fella movies. The pinnacle was arguably 2002’s Paid In Full, which temporarily helped The Roc rebuild its reputation in the acting world.

What a difference a Twitter conversation can make. Speaking with a colleague on the social network, former Roc-A-Fella rapper Beanie Sigel came up and somehow his track record of collaborations with Jay Z became a topic. That’s when yours truly dropped the proverbial bomb (for some): Sigel out-rapped Jay on multiple tracks.

Beanie Sigel is a free man. Per the good folks at Hip Hop Since 1987, the Philadelphia rapper was released from prison today.

Jay Z may not be one of Kanye West’s favorite persons at the time being, but Hova is still racking up wins. The latest is selling a beverage called “40/40” in stores.