Dame Dash recently revealed the goal of his five-year
plan - to become a billionaire. Dash, speaking to Tavis Smiley during an interview
with NPR radio, said that his ambitions were limitless.
"Maybe I need a little therapy, but I want
to be number one at everything," Dash said. "There's a lot of things
that motivate me and there's a lot of money to be made. It all works together."
Dash was speaking from the set of State Property
2, which is shooting in New York. Part 1 of the movie ended with the star, Beanie
Sigel, being locked away in a prison.
State Property 2 picks up with Beans being released
from jail. The new movie features appearances by most of the artists on Roc-A-Fella,
as well as a major role for Queen's rapper Noreaga.
Dash said that rappers working in the film industry
should be taken as serious as any other actor, director or executive.
"The work should speak for itself, it shouldn't
matter where your from," Dash said. "If the opportunities presented
to any person - be it hip-hop, pop or rock, as long as you do a good job and
take the job serious and you have a respect for it, I think that's all the really
Dash said that he enjoyed directing and producing,
but executive producing is what hat he loved wearing the most, despite evolving
in each area.
"Truthfully speaking, executive producing
is the best, because all you have to do is cut the check. Make sure you come
in under budget and show up at the premiere," Dash said with a bit of sarcasm.
"As far as producing it's a heavy job, you have to make sure everything
is done right and you're responsible for everything. Same thing with directing,
you have to get up early and be there for every single shot. It's tiring for
a cat like myself because I am so involved in other things."