Dame Dash Breaks Down Why He Believes Lyor Cohen Is A "Culture Vulture"

Joe Budden talks to the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder.

(AllHipHop News) Dame Dash is not slowing down on his "culture vulture" attacks against Lyor Cohen. The former business associates went back-and-forth last week as a result of Cohen's explosive interview on The Breakfast Club.

The Joe Budden Podcast discussed the ongoing conflict on this week's episode. Budden even called Dash to ask him directly about his issues with YouTube's Global Head of Music.

"A culture vulture is someone that exploits the culture that he's not a part of, doesn't benefit the culture, takes care of his culture, and has no respect for the culture he's exploiting," explained Dame. "That's exactly why Lyor is one because he's been making money off of our culture. He is not part of it. And he's been exploiting it, never helping, teaching, or anything. Doing what's in the best interest of his pocket over the culture."

The Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder continued, "And, to add insult to injury, he is not accepted in his own culture. He can't get no money in his own culture so he comes to ours, acts like a big cat, pretends we need him when we don't. If someone even asks him a question, he acts entitled... And they always try to erase our history and act like the people that were really fighting for us never existed."

In addition, Dash questioned why "urban music"/"black music" is being controlled by someone that's not black or of the culture, and he claimed YouTube profits off of perpetuating rap beef. The 47-year-old entrepreneur also suggested he wanted to have a face-to-face, public conversation with Cohen.

"I want the smoke with Lyor. I want the CEO smoke, so we can see how they do it in business. I'm not a rapper," declared Dame.

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