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.
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.
Last week, Damon Dash made his feelings known about music executive Joie Manda. Since then Funkmaster Flex jumped into the fray and the two have sparred verbally throughout separate platforms. Dash continued his assault on the HOT 97 DJ in a new interview with Hip-Hop Motivation.
The infamous video of Dame Dash barking on the Def Jam staff features the logo of one Choke No Joke in the lower right corner. Roc-a-fella’s former in-house videographer, Choke sat down with Hip-Hop Wired to explain why he left the label’s fold and he relationship with Dame Dash.
There are many things about Dame Dash that will earn him a spot in Hip-Hop’s collective memory. Namely, his work in building the Roc-A-Fella Records brand and the fall of that business relationship, and that the big part of Dame’s story that won’t be ignored: the beefs.
Champagne Dame is officially back. Roc-a-fella founder Dame Dash has been speaking his mind lately, and it has led to some tension between him and Funkmaster Flex, while Lyor Cohen also found himself in the line of fine.
When former Roc-A-Fella Records chiefs Jay Z and Dame Dash split ways in 2004, it would mark the end of one of Hip-Hop’s most lucrative partnerships. In that time, Jay Z has grown to become an international brand while Dame Dash continues to erect new business ventures in and outside music. Dash sat down with […]
One of the more special Hip-Hop moments of 2013 came in August when Dame Dash posted a photo of himself chopping it up with former business partner Jay Z. Today, we discover that lightning has struck twice, because the Roc-A-Fella masterminds were in the same room again last night.