News: Tony Yayo Co-Signs Dame Dash's Ex-Cameraman, "He Has The Best Footage Ever" [Video]
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 3:45PM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently co-signed former Damon Dash and Roc-A-Fella cameraman Choke No Joke's movement in the film industry.
The "Talk of New York" credited Choke for the candid Dame Dash footage he has leaked online since 2008.
"Shout-out to my man Choke No Joke, look-out for his films, his music, he's doing his thing man," Yayo said in an video. "That's my homie. He just came back from LA. You know what I'm saying, y'all need to do something with the brother. He's a good guy. As you know, hip-hop police, Manhattan, probably following me...Shout-out to his Dame Dash story, it was crazy when you released that. Shout-out to Dame Dash still though, the documentary was crazy man. He has the best footage ever, man. He put out that Dame Dash footage, if y'all ain't know, Choke No Joke, he's that n*gga." (A Day In The Life Part II)
Some of his most notable footage included the release of Dame Dash verbally attacking Def Jam executives in the early 2000's.
"In this final installment of the Dame Dash vs Def Jam segment from the I Am Choke No Joke documentary, Choke give his side of what led up to the Def Jam marketing meeting for Jay-Z. Choke No Joke claims that he realized there was a split between the Roc-A-Fella CEO's when Damon Dash asked him to videotape a Jay-Z concert in Puerto Rico. It would be Choke No Joke first time working with Jay-Z alone during his time at Roc-A-Fella." (Miss Info TV)
Choke previously spoke with SOHH about Dame's obsession with being in the spotlight.
"Dame was a camera freak, he loved people to tape him 'cause he started thinking he was a star," Choke told SOHH. "Ever since the 'Big Pimpin'' video, he started gettin' a little light and it started to get to his head. [The documentary,] it's about my life in the entertainment industry and all the sh*t that I saw from like '96 all the way up to now. I'm showing you my story and all the trials and tribulations I went through." (SOHH)
He also explained why Jay-Z and Dame began to grow apart prior to their 2004 split.
According to Choke, Dame's proclamation that Cam'ron would be vice president of the Roc, and the signing of Ol' Dirty Bastard were among some of the events that caused tension within the camp. "Jay wasn't feeling none of that sh*t," he said. (SOHH)
Check out Tony Yayo speaking with Choke No Joke below: