While he’s critical of Hova’s current inner circle, Dash admits to having no sense of being owed by the man he helped bring to the music buying public.
“I’m not counting that man’s money,” he told Details magazine. “No one’s taken anything from me. It’s like saying, “I used to mess with a girl, and before I used to mess with her, she was mediocre. But because she started messing with me, I taught her things. I dressed her, and then I taught her how to have a career.” Does that mean after we break up I’m still supposed to be able to get some ass?’ He laughs at his crass analogy. ‘Like, I don’t feel entitled to that pus*y. You understand what I’m saying? I don’t feel entitled to nothing he’s got.'”
Dash’s views on Jay Z are featured in a new profile on him for Details’ February issue. In addition to providing a look at Dash’s work with rapper Jim Jones and his Vampire Life brand, Details scribe Kevin Gray chronicles Dash’s development of Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella Records and the Rocawear brand as well as current business ventures such as Dash’s Lower East Side art gallery Poppington and Dusko brand whiskey.
Despite his accomplishments since leaving the Roc, Dash’s relationship Jay Z still looms in the article as Gray details the reunion of the former business partners at a friend’s birthday party in Williamsburg in addition to Dash taking in Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail tour in L.A. with his daughter.
While things seem cordial between Dash and Jay, that wasn’t the case when talk turned to Mr. Carter’s business associates at Def Jam Records.
‘Those people are corny,” Dash told Gray. “You think I’m rolling to a club with Lyor Cohen or John Meneilly?’ he says, referring to the former head of Island Def Jam and Jay’s manager. ‘No disrespect to Jay—but every single person I see hanging around him is making money off him. They all conform so they can eat off him.'”