Damon Dash Accuses Jay-Z Of Robbing Him And Enslaving Roc Nation Employees

AllHipHop Staff

Damon Dash appears to be extremely bitter over the breakup of Roc Nation and how his old partner Jay-Z handled business.

(AllHipHop News) Damon Dash has accused Jay-Z of running off with the Roc brand and doing him dirty.

Damon, Jay-Z and Kareem "Biggs" Burke famously founded Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995.

In addition to releasing records by Jay-Z, the label had a stable of some of the best-known rap artists and the Rocawear fashion empire.

Years later, the trio would split up the businesses over a growing rift between Jay-Z and Damon Dash and ultimately control of the company.

In 2004 Roc-A-Fella was sold to Def Jam for $10 million dollars.

Damon accused Jay-Z of devaluing the brand by disassociated himself with it, only to launch a new "Roc" brand - Roc Nation in 2008 - in a $150 million deal with Live Nation.

Damon said the root of the problem was Jay-Z's ego. According to Dame, Jay-Z could not share the spotlight with his former partner.

"He wanted to be the boss and have people work for him for 25 years straight, which is what happened," Damon told 92.3's Big Boy during a recent interview.

It's doubtful the legendary trio will ever reconcile either according to Dame.

"No matter what, I feel he robbed me. Period. And no matter what, I’m always gonna feel that way," Damon said.

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Dame sounds like a chatty patty


I've posted & said this numerous times, Dame Dash is 50/50. 50% of what he says is Powerful & Motivational the other 50% is Garbage!!! All the people giving this a thumbs down are the people who don't believe fire is hot or water is wet. Figure out how to see or get your hands on "International Grizzly". It's a documentary that Dame had Choke No Joke shoot & direct (which Choke NEVER got paid for, which is why he's been dissing Dame for over 10 year's now). The DVD is basically 2 part's the 1st 80% is Dame & Biggs blowing tons of Roc - A-Fella $$$ all over Europe with a bunch of flunkies they took with them. Dame claims they are in Europe to expand the Roc-A-Fella & Rocawear brand. You can tell Jay is about to leave because they get a call about Jay recording Me & My Girlfriend with Beyonce they knew nothing about. Later after the break up Dame refuses to mention Rocawear at all & is wearing his "CEO" clothing line. Jay made the right BU$INE$$ move & even Biggs has NO problem with Jay & done business with him since he came home!!!!


This is old news really. When Jay kept the Rocafella title Dame although salty, played it off like it didn’t matter & still had a lot of things going. Kinda feels like shit has dried up and he’s reevaluating everything. I think Jay wanted to handle his business differently and likely grew tired of Dame’s aggressive style of handling shit. I’m sure jay loved it for a while / while it was working in his favour but that shit probably wasn’t gonna fly in bigger business.