Former Roc-A-Fella Records co-owner Damon “Dame” Dash recently played role reversal against some New York media publications by questioning why he is only covered for negative-related topics.
Footage of Dame questioning a New York Daily News reporter has surfaced online.
“How come you never talk about the positive stuff,” Dame asked in an interview. “Because I’m black? Because you’re Republican? Why? But when you’re covering a court case, you don’t go [over] just the court case, you talk about the history of what you’ve written about before. So how come you don’t speak about the good stuff? Why don’t you guys ever write about the good stuff about a black man? Why? Because you’re a racist Republican paper! That’s why. And I know it’s killing you that Obama’s in office. I know it’s killing you and I know it’s killing you that you went to a college to write for a paper that’s not credible. Period.” (New York Daily News)
Dash also posted some of the footage from his own phone onto Instagram.
“Funny how pathetic the ny post and daily news writers look when asked questions…these are the nerds that dare have an opinion on what I’m doing….these squares that can only survive speaking on other people…I feel sorry for there lame life’s…I’ll give names later #thenotf*ckingaroundcrew #realmenwin #tycoonsh*t and please don’t think I’m mad I’m just having a lil fun” (Dame Dash’s Instagram)
Recently, rap star Kanye West credited Dame for making him realize the importance of his Roc roster traveling overseas in the early 2000’s.
“I think it was when Damon Dash had me and some other Roc-A-Fella artists come over. He stressed the importance of connecting with London, especially. Then we went to France, and I hated France when we first went there. Now, of course, I love it,” Kanye said in an interview. “But at the time, there was a rapper out of Chicago who wanted me to show up at some event of his, and he was trying to threaten me in some way physically if I didn’t show up because we had done a record together. And Dame Dash had to man-up on the situation and apply a bit of gangster to have them fall back, just for me to be able to get on that first flight to London.” (Interview Magazine)
Last year, the hip-hop executive downplayed his publicized money woes.
“It depends on what you perceive as a win or a loss,” Dame said in an interview when asked to address speculation of his finances and businesses crumbling. “To me, the minute I make $20 million, I put it all back in the street. That’s just what I do, there’s no fear in it. … I think the difference between me and everybody else is when I have tax problems, it’s in the paper. When other people do, it’s not. I don’t really care. So whatever perception is, it doesn’t really bother me. It’s all about quality of living. My quality of living has never been compromised. Ever. I got galleries all over the world, how could I be [a wrap?] I’m like, ‘D*mn, I did star Rachel Roy and sold half of it to Jones New York.’ I don’t see anybody else doing that right now. I’ve done so many other things, I just have not tried to advertise it so I guess people’s perceptions are different. … I know so many businessmen who are never known for what they’re doing. I know billionaires that ride coach. … Everybody I know with real money is low, is low-key.” (“The Combat Jack Show”)
Check out the footage: