News: Jay Z & Dame Dash Finally Meet Face-To-Face, Reunite In NYC
Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 6:52PM
After recent compliments shot each others way despite years apart and an alleged rift, Roc-A-Fella Records founders Damon "Dame" Dash and Jay Z have finally reunited.
The music moguls met face-to-face and even posed for photos together last night (August 7) in New York.
The Roc was back in the building last night. After nearly a decade apart, Roc-A-Fella Records co-founders Jay Z and Damon Dash reunited at the birthday of their mutual friend and associate Chaka Pilgrim in New York City. The old pals were all smiles as they posed for photos together. "I don't think there was anyone in that room last night that didn't shed a tear or at least get emotional," said Oluwaseye Olusa, who snapped photos of their reunion. After launching the careers of artists including Kanye West, Cam'ron, and Beanie Sigel, the music moguls parted ways in 2004. (Rap-Up)
Last month, Jay acknowledged seeing Dash react to his new Magna Carta Holy Grail LP.
"Yeah, yeah, yeah," Jay said when asked about Dash co-signing his new LP. "The thing, what we built, you can't take that away so no matter what, no time or space -- the love is still there. Because what we've done will forever be stamped in history. We created something that's gonna go down forever. So I can only have love for Dame. I just don't know where we are in our life, we're not the same two men at that time when we gelled in that way. We were two different people. I haven't seen him in a while. ... [His publicized woes?] I can't control everything. I can't control the things in life. Of course if you see somebody going through problems, I have ultimate confidence in him that he'll find his way 'cause he's an amazing and smart guy -- he's a hustler and he's highly intelligent, so I always root for him and always believe that he'll find his way out of it. But I can't control what happens in life." ("The Angie Martinez Show")
A few days prior, Dame boasted about Jigga's latest solo effort.
"In the barber shop listening to jays new album....I can't front... I still like hearing him pop shit cause I know he's telling the truth...proud to be be a part of that..#bittersweet," Dash wrote on Instagram July 5. (Dame Dash's Instagram)
Despite not having the same relationship as they had years ago, Dame recently said he still respects Young Hov.
"I don't remember," Dame said when asked about the last time he spoke to Jay. "[It's crazy,] it is. It's corny. I always felt that way. You know. He was [my son's godfather]. [My son's] not thinking about that sh*t, he's got a father. [laughs] He's not thinking about it at all. He sent me some tickets the other day, I needed some. I don't think it's an issue with him. I just think we took different paths. Period. I'm proud of everything he's done. I'm proud of everything I've done since then and I feel like I've done a lot and I feel like whatever his dreams are, he's made his dreams come true. But my dreams aren't the same as his. ... I'm not really trying to be in hip-hop at 42 and 43 and looking like the old man in the club. I never wanted to do that. I always wanted to do fashion, I always wanted to make movies. I enjoy business." ("The Combat Jack Show")