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Dame Dash’s Most Explosive Interview Yet!! Businessmen MUST READ!!!


When Dame Dash talks, you better stop and listen. Not because he’s known to be  a “volatile record label head with a penchant for aggressive persuasion techniques,” as AllHipHop puts it, but because the creative, talent and money  prophet knows good business. And knows that in the business world, you have to take the good with the bad. And no one knows that as well as Dame Dash.

In a recent interview with AHH, Dash not only dishes out tips on how to be a successful businessperson, he finally admits to being the talent sniffing genius behind some of the country’s most talented artists, million dollar brands and profit yielding creative concepts.

At the top of his list, Demand RespectDon’t Invest Unless Your Heart is in it and Don’t be Afraid to sue.

Kevin Hart recently admitted that Dash discovered him, but the shrewd businessman who lives on the motto of “being corporate without being corporate,” also introduced the music industry to three of hip hop’s future game changers, Big K.R.I.T., Stalley and Curren$y.



In this in-depth interview, AHH states,

By the summer of 2010, Curren$y, Stalley and Big K.R.I.T. performed at Dame Dash’s Blu Roc Festival, made music videos with his Creative Control and were frequent visitors of Dame’s DD172 [ ]. By Spring of 2011, all had signed major label deals. By February of 2012, less than two years after first working with Curren$y, Dame Dash was sued for releasing Muscle Car Chronicles following Curren$y’s signing with Warner Bros, which entitled the label to exclusive rights to his music.

“I only invest in my friends. I didn’t invest in Curren$y, or Stalley or any of them. They were just coming around and making music.”

Back in 2012, Dame’s attorney stated “Curren$y’s defection from DD172 caused my client to suffer damages in excess of $5,000,000 to his business reputation.

“All those guys, I gave them platforms, from K.R.I.T.  and on, but when they got hot, I didn’t see them no more. [Laughs] I don’t know, I must be that creative sucker. They all came through, got deals and never came back and broke bread with me. I don’t know, seems like the artists sometimes turn into corporate once they get with corporate,” says Dash.

“On to the next one,” spitted Jay-Z in 2009 on the Blueprint 3. And Dash has had more successful, as well as bad business deals than any media mogul.

Dash is contemplating on suing director Lee Daniels because of over $2 million dollars he invested in Daniels’ The Woodsman and Shadowboxer. 


“I put $2 million into The Woodsman. We got our money back and that was my money to flip for my movies.  Then he asked me to put money into Shadowbox, but that was his directorial debut and I was like ‘I need this money to make my stuff.’ He was like ‘I promise you, you going to get your money back.’ Then he did whatever he wanted to do with it, showcase his directing platform. I even introduced him to the people who funded Precious. He didn’t even invite me to a screening, because he knew he had to pay me.”

“On the movie tip, Lee Daniels is on my sh*t list. He’s anti-Black. I don’t like how he does his business.”

On the good side of things, Dame sold his 50% stake in ex-wife Rachel Roys fashion brand to Jones New York  in 2008. He started DD172 and Executive Produced a Billboard Top 10 Rap Album Blackroc in 2009, started motor oil company called Dash Motors in 2011 and opened his first art gallery in Hong Kong, Poho 66 in 2013. But on the flip side his losses have included Roy filing for divorce in 2009, being accused by Beanie Sigel of stealing $11 million in 2010, admitting he owes $2 million in tax debt in 2012, being sued by Curren$y in 2012 and claiming to be in jeopardy of eviction in 2013.


Rachel Roy

Dash says now he is lining all his ducks in a row, in order to never have to “ask someone to cut me a check.”

He also said that public perception has never influenced his business actions.

And did you know that he actually owns the  Rachel Roy brand?

 “I had to go build the foundation from the ground up with my own money by investing in other companies until I get that money back. It takes a real businessman. You have to remember, Rachel Roy is a $50 million company. Regardless of the work, nobody brings up that I own it. [Laughs] I don’t care. I’m not throwing it around neither. That’s her company. That’s her platform. She does everything for it. But, nobody brings that up that there’s a Black man from the urban culture that owns a fashion brand. But of course culturally, and perception wise to pop culture, they don’t want to make it look like an independent urban man can be in power or have the ability to empower other people.”


Dash also touches on Def Jam’s successful plot of stealing the Roc-a-fella franchise from him, and soon ruining his relationship with then partner Jay-Z.

Read the full AHH interview with audio clips – All Hip Hop


Damon Dash’s Financial Problems Mounting

Troubled music mogul and ex-Rocafella Records CEO Damon Dash unfortunately has more money issues.

Dash has admitted that he owes $100,000 on rent for his New York home, and is therefore facing eviction.

He also owes $2 million in back taxes to New York State and recently was ordered to pay $240,000 to an apparel exec and $90,000 in interest on a loan he took out in 2006.

On top of all this, he also pays fashion designer Rachel Roy $24,000 every three months in child support for their two children.


More MET Gala Fashion! PLUS the Celebs you Didn’t get to See!

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BEST DRESSEDNicole Richie stunned with a demure TopShop gown and spray painted gray hair; a perfect mix of punk and couture.


Alexa Chung in Erdem


Stacy Keibler in Rachel Roy


Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein


Olivia Wilde


Zooey Deschanel


Anne Hathaway



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Rachel Roy, in her own design with House of Lavande jewelry and a Sang A clutch, and Frédéric Fekkai

Rachel Roy, in her own design with House of Lavande jewelry and a Sang A clutch, and Frédéric Fekkai








Emmy Rossum, in Christian Dior and Dior Fine Jewelry.

Emmy Rossum, in Christian Dior and Dior Fine Jewelry.


Kevin Liles and Erika Jones.

Kevin Liles and Erika Jones.











Joy Bryant, in Zac Posen, with Diane Kruger, in Marchesa

Joy Bryant, in Zac Posen, with Diane Kruger, in Marchesa

Selita Ebanks with Serena Williams, in David Yurman jewelry.

Selita Ebanks with Serena Williams, in David Yurman jewelry.














Hana Soukupova

Hana Soukupova









Common; Adelina Wong Ettelson; and Josh Hartnett, in Giorgio Armani.

Common; Adelina Wong Ettelson; and Josh Hartnett, in Giorgio Armani.




Topper Mortimer with Tinsley Mortimer, in Christian Dior

Topper Mortimer with Tinsley Mortimer, in Christian Dior


A Desperate Dash



Former Roc-a-Fella CEO and hip-hop impresario Damon Dash has announced a new venture; his own luxury automobile.

The Tiret Sport Coupe is a two-door SUV that will be available by special order and features napa leather seats, fine wood trim, 22-inch LSE alloy wheels, a full panoramic sunroof and special watch displays from Tiret’s top-drawer diamond timepieces.

Tiret is Dash’s luxury watch and jewelry brand that he started years ago.

But the ex-millionaire’s current financial problems have already put a slump in the buzz and sales of the automobile.

Dash, who is currently battling a divorce with designer Rachel Roy, also owes $2 million in back taxes, had two of his New York homes foreclosed and even lost his Chevrolet Tahoe that had a $700 car note.



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