Former Roc-A-Fella Records co-owner Damon “Dame” Dash is continuing his streak of reunions after linking with Jay Z by hooking up with Dipset’s Cam’ron in New York.
New footage of Killa Cam and Dame rubbing elbows at the music mogul’s art gallery has surfaced online this weekend.
Last night, Miss Info and I visited Dame Dash’s new art gallery Poppington for the very first time. The crew was having a special event to launch the upcoming Dipset jerseys and of course Cam’s coveted Dipset socks. Both items aren’t cheap, but are a must have for any diehard Diplomats fan. We ran into Killa downstairs while he was mingling with fans, and he was nice enough to give us a quick tour of some of the new pieces hanging on the walls. Out of all the art, Cam pointed to a sick Biggie portrait as his favorite. For a price of $1750, the painting can be yours. Just visit 60 Orchard street in NYC to inquire. (Miss Info TV)
Dame’s eye-catching gallery is reportedly located in lower Manhattan.
On an otherwise subdued stretch of Orchard Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the gallery announces itself in a way befitting of its owner, former Roc-A-Fella label head Damon Dash: with a giant, bright, red and teal neon sign. On entry, visitors are greeted by a huge mural that spans a curved wall; opposite it are surrealist paintings of street scenes with obvious nods to Dali. It’s only slightly cooler in here than the muggy Manhattan day outside. The faint smell of weed lingers in the air. From the upstairs office that overlooks the gallery, a staffer addresses us from above. We ask to speak to Dame, and–despite having a vaguely set time–are met with a confused look. Eventually, after being told to come up, we find the source of the smell: Dash, barely lit blunt in hand, holding court with a few people–a project manager, a director, an assistant, a British girl who has something to do with online video–as images flicker on a 50-plus inch Samsung monitor. A friendly yellow labrador, Dusko, wags his tail at Dame’s feet. Another Dusko–the forthcoming whiskey–sits on a corner table. (Complex)
Dame and former business partner Jay Z met face-to-face and posed for photos together in early August.
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)
Earlier in the summer, Jay acknowledged seeing Dash react to his 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”)
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