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Two Reasons Why Dame Dash Will Always Win

Submitted by on September 22, 2009 – 7:28 am3 Comments


Damon Dash

You’ve all heard of Dame Dash.

Once one of the biggest names in hip-hop, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella and clothing line Rocawear and owner of Pro-Keds, Dash definitely let the world know his presence. But once the rug was pulled from up under Dame and Jay-Z made a lane for himself, the doubters (see: haters) began began to take root on Dash’s doorstep. Always proven to persevere, here are two reasons why Dame will always remain an “ultimate hustler.”

Although the brash and very vocal, Dame Dash has been somewhat muted with this new age of music that has taken over Billboard, that hasn’t stopped the former Roc-A-Fella CEO from expressing his love for the culture. If anything has been proven by the Harlemite, it’s that you can’t stop what you can’t catch and below are two serious reasons why you can never sleep on Damon Dash.

1. Dame’s Rolodex Is Crazy:

According to NYMag.com, at one time he [Dash] had a “$400,000 car, a cook, a butler, and 1,300 pairs of sneakers.” He’s in contact with actors, studio houses, music execs, you name it – allowing him access to get whatever he needs to put the fuel into his projects. While the new age of entertainment is powered by the Internet and creating a viral buzz, Dame is still able to get in direct touch with folks (see: connects) without the aid of Twitter.

2. Dame Can Still Spot A Hit:

Dame’s newest endeavor, The BlakRoc Project, has already raised some eyebrows. Mos Def, Q-Tip, Pharoahe Monch, The Black Keys, Raekwon and Jim Jones in a hybrid album that’s set to be released on Black Friday is sure to pull folks in who at least are excited about hearing new material from some of the game’s best and brightest. And as promising as things look on the surface, know that the always planning and executing Dame Dash was on to something and, well, in his own words, “It’s always best to be first. Period.”

…In this post-Roc-A-Fella world, is Dame still necessary and relevant to hip-hop? His newest project certainly deems so, but tell what YOU think in our comment section below!

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