Dame Dash the former business partner of Jay Z and Co Founder of Roc-A-Fella records is featured in the upcoming February issue of Details Magazine. In the feature Dash discusses the development of Jay Z, the Roc-A-Fella and Rocawear brands and what he has planned for his future ventures.
Don’t think the article mainly speaks on Jay Z though, that is just a brief part of the article, the feature focuses on his Lower Eastside art gallery Poppington, his Dusko brand whiskey, and his Vampire Life brand with Jim Jones. Obviously the elephant in the room when Dame Dash is in the room is ” How are things with you and Jay?” The writer Kevin Gray writes, “If Dash has regrets—about giving up the power and the money and the influence he once possessed at Roc-A-Fella—he won’t show it. As for Jay Z’s vast empire—estimated to be worth $475 million—and cultural currency, Dash makes no claims to them.” Read the Quotes below.
“‘I’m not counting that man’s money,’ he says. ‘No one’s taken anything from me. It’s like saying, “I used to mess with a girl, and before I used to mess with her, she was mediocre. But because she started messing with me, I taught her things. I dressed her, and then I taught her how to have a career.” Does that mean after we break up I’m still supposed to be able to get some ass?’ He laughs at his crass analogy. ‘Like, I don’t feel entitled to that pussy. You understand what I’m saying? I don’t feel entitled to nothing he’s got.'”
Dame and Jay reconnected this summer at a friend’s birthday party and had the blogs a blaze. Then recently, Dame and his daughter Ava attended the Magna Carta Holy Grail Tour in L.A. and hung out with Jay backstage. However, late in the article, Dame criticized the executives that he rolls with, question their movies and called them Corny.
“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.'”