(AllHipHop News) Dame Dash teamed with Hip Hop Motivation's Kenyatta Griggs to pen the book Culture Vultures. The duo has now released the first chapter of the project in audiobook form.
The opening section of Culture Vultures is titled "Life After Corporate Wealth." In the book, Dame discusses his early life, advice on how to succeed in business independently, and the breakup with Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter.
"He went corporate, and I decided to stay independent. There was no beef," says Dame. "I'm proud of Jay Z's success as well as Kanye's success. Inside I feel like I had something to do with their success. I don't have anything but positive things to say."
Over the last year, Dash has called out entertainment insiders such as Lyor Cohen, Steve Stoute, Joie Manda, and Marc Ecko for being "culture vultures." In Dame's view, these individuals have used Hip Hop culture to make money without valuing the artists that helped build it.
Listen to the first chapter of Dame Dash's Culture Vultures below.