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.
*Damon Dash went in real deep recently during an interview with The Combat Show about the industry, Aaliyah, life after Jay-Z and more. He also takes the time to clear up the rumors surrounding his career.
But it’s one of the realist interviews you’ll hear from someone like Dash.
Best known being the … well… a**hole of the industry, he shows a completely different side of himself.
In fact, he even shares why he left long time business partner Jay-Z and Rocafella and addresses his beef with Just Blaze, who shows up for the discussion.
Further, he talks about why he prefers to work with women rather than men. It’s not about the sex (at least that’s not what he says). But it’s about how men become insecure.
“The more you do for a guy, the more they resent you,” he says. “I prefer working with females [like ex-wife Rachel Roy] because the more success you get, they take it as their success too. They’re thankful.”
Yeah, it’s interesting all the way through.
Check out the interview:
*One-time rap mogul Damon Dash is suing his former landlords, claiming they banned him from retrieving his personal items after he was evicted.
Jay Z’s ex-business partner was ordered to leave his New York home earlier this year after failing to pay $100,000 in back rent. Now, he claims the landlords are withholding his property, including winter clothes, according to the New York Post.
He is suing to get his items back, but the defendants’ attorney, Thomas Mullaney, insists Dash had plenty of time to take his belongings and is adamant they acted “lawfully.”
The legal action is the latest personal struggle for the former Roc-A-Fella Records executive. He’s also facing a $2.8 million tax bill for allegedly failing to pay federal taxes on earnings from 2005 and 2011.
“They had an apparent dispute over sex,” a law enforcement source told The NY Post of the younger Dash and his girlfriend.
“She was visiting him at his apartment, he got violent with her, starts to punch her, slap her and shove her onto the bed, got on top of her, he grabs her by the throat and chokes her,” the source said.
They briefly reconciled but then had another fight, at which point the victim called the cops, the source said.
Dash climbed on top of her and “placed both of [his] hands around [her] neck and squeezed tightly,” to the point where she had trouble breathing, according to the misdemeanor complaint against him.
The NY Post story points out that Dash Jr., 22, has had a previous arrest but details have been sealed.
Damon Dash Sr. has also been putting in time in court in recent years for paternity and creditor lawsuits.
*It seems like Damon Dash is only mentioned (and that aint often) when somebody has a compliant or grievance.
During a recent radio interview on Shade 45, Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s son, Young Dirty Bastard (go figure), accused the former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO of withholding an album’s worth of material and rights to his father’s music.
“Tell Dame Dash that I’m looking for him and I want those masters back right now,” the 24-year-old demanded to hosts J.Medina & Money Nels.
“Why we gotta go through the courts when we could do this man-to-man. We need to build about it and let’s get this thing right. He got my father’s songs and I want them back…he had a nice size album and I want it.”
This isn’t the first time that Dash has been criticized for his business practices by a former artist.
In March 2012, Curren$y took legal action against Dash, claiming the mogul was selling his music without permission.
Dash responded by filing a $5 million lawsuit against his former lawyer, Janis Shen, blaming her for ruining the business deal between him and the rapper
*Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash has been ordered to pay $330,000 to a former business partner who accused him of reneging on a 2006 loan.
Tom Nastos, who ran an apparel company which distributed the Rocawear clothing line the star launched with his former pal Jay Z, claims he fronted Dash $240,000 seven years ago on the promise that he would pay it back. When he failed to do so in a timely manner, Nastos filed suit in New York and demanded his money back.
The music executive didn’t respond to the accusations so Nastos was awarded a default judgment – only for Dash to later challenge the claim, insisting he wasn’t properly served the legal papers. However, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled against Dash on Thursday (May 9) and told him to return the funds plus an additional $90,000 in interest, reports the New York Post.
The ruling is the latest blow to Dash’s finances – his money woes first hit the headlines in 2009, when two of his New York properties went into foreclosure and he was accused of owing $2 million in state taxes.