CEO of Roc-A-Fella Records said that he was going into semi retirement at Freeway's
listening party in New York City yesterday (June 27), and would pass his duties
to Beanie Sigel and Cam'ron, making the latter a Vice President due to his business
acumen. "When Jay was first out, I was in everything," Dame said.
"I was in every studio session, I went to every radio interview, I was
in every video and I can’t do that anymore. I did it for Jay but I can’t
do it for every artist.”
Dash said that he plans on focusing on Roc-A-Wear,
the extremely successful clothing line. “I haven’t officially announced
it, and its not like I’m not going to be there. But, I have so many albums
to put out. I have 21 artists and I cannot [handle it all].
Dash also shed light on the re-ignited beef between
Nas and Jay-Z. Nas left Hot 97's Summer Jam furious when officials there refused
to let Nas perform a simulated lynching during his Diss to Jay, "Ether."
After Angie Martinez and Funkmaster Flex went on the radio and said the lynching
was the reason Nas couldn't perform, Dame said otherwise. “Who do you think
made that phone call? I just wanted to aggravate [Nas],” he said. “I
can’t rap, but I can get at him though.” Dame also said that he didn't
think Nas would get so angry over his not being able to perform.