Whenever Dame Dash does an interview he has to unfortunately answer questions about his former association with Jay Z.
The former Roc-A-Fella Records bossman recently spoke with Dr. Boyce Watkins about a myriad of topics, but on the subject of Hov, things seemed to still be a little heated between the two of them. Dash even went as far as to say that Jay ruined the company they began together.
“Roc-A-Fella doesn’t exist anymore really and it never did since I left, neither does Rocawear,” he explained. “Actually, name something that I created and left that still exists… I knew once I walked away from Roc-A-Fella that it wasn’t going to exist no more and Rocawear. I was like y’all head that ship for the next three years and then it’s on a Titanic.”
Dame also details why he isn’t trying to promote artists anymore and has no interest in being in the “Jay Z business.”
“If he would’ve been cool about me doing my own thing, ‘cause I was cool with him doing his own thing,” he said. “I didn’t want to do that no more. Regardless of what he did, I wasn’t in the Jay Z business no more. I had already moved my sh*t to Rocawear and created Rachel Roy. I didn’t want to be that. I was done with hip hop and music.”
Check out the full interview segment below.
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