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Damon Dash To Relaunch Roc-A-Fella Records

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Rap mogul Damon Dash will be relaunching Roc-A-Fella Records he originally established with former friend Jay-Z after acquiring the name back from Def Jam.

Roc-A-Fella was founded by Dash, Jay-Z and Kareem "Biggs" Burke but fell apart after falling out with one another.

Jay took control of the label and became the president of Def Jam while Dash and Burke formed DDMG (Damon Dash Music Group).

Jay-Z resigned from Def Jam in 2008 and now Dash is taking the Roc-A-Fella name back. Dash says:

"Def Jam or Universal bought the brand. I think the 'beef' was that Jay made it clear he didn't want me or Biggs to be a part of it. That's really where it was at. Now that he doesn't work for Def Jam anymore, he doesn't have the right to use the name.

"So there's no reason for us not to use it. It's there, and it's a brand that's not being used. So I was like, 'I'll take it.' It always meant something to me. It's a way more positive movement. It's what I wanted Roc-A-Fella, what I thought it should be, 10 years after I started it."

We wonder what Jay thinks about that?

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13 comments to “Damon Dash To Relaunch Roc-A-Fella Records”



  1. 1

    no way are you serious



  2. 2

    Gross. He is wearing total molester glasses.



  3. 3

    It's a good move on Dash's part since everyone knows the name Roc-A-Fella. If he produces crap though, no one will forgive him



  4. 4

    NERD ALERT!!



  5. 5

    Let's see: Jay-Z summers in the south of France, yacht-hopping with his beautiful and talented wife, Beyonce, and rubbing shoulders with the hoi polloi. He rides in a Maybach and is living large.

    Damon Dash lost his Tribeca home to foreclosure, and his wheels were repossessed. His gorgeous wife decided to cut and run, reading the writing on the wall. He was mired in a Family Court battle with the mother of his child, who was seeking generous child support. Hell, even Stacey Dash can't name-drop her brother in the hopes of getting more work/exposure. In a recent piece in the NY Observer, Damon was in a fog of marijuana smoke–while at "work."

    Nope. I seriously doubt Jay-Z is thinking about any of this. He's too busy munching on caviar.



  6. 6

    jay z did do him dirty, but if he takes over roc-a-fella the quality of his music will never match up to what it use to be.



  7. 7

    he had gotten way older now. idk who would even be on roca fella records now…



  8. 8

    roc-a-fella, i think is past its time. he waited to long to try & bring it back with what artisits? because they either in jail. on another label, or just no where to be found. hard to make a come back, when your artist list is pretty much no body's other than JAY-Z. whom is holding his own



  9. 9

    this is going to be a disaster in the making. i used to be a huge fan of roc-a-fella, but umm ok… how can you bring a record label back when you have no artists. the only artist that damn had thats still making a name for him self is JAY… memphis bleek, beanie seigel. and etc. these guys are no where to be found. roc-a-fella, lost it years ago. cant make a come back when u have no artists that remain.



  10. 10

    Damon Dash made Jay Z and Roc a Fella. Jay is the the one that did Damon wrong. Without Damon, Jay Z wouldnt be where he is at. In the beginning, Damon took Jay Z everywhere throwing money out the window to make him look like a superstar even though he was a nobody. Look what happened in the end



  11. 11

    Damon Dash is a wolf. But Jay Z is a wolf in sheep's clothing! Don't be fooled. Just because Jay is married to that idiotic wife of his, keep in mind what made him famous. Dame and Biggs. He told tales from the hood that no one in Marcy's could collaborate. I applaud the sucess of Jay Z, but lets keep it honest people. Fishface is a piece of work!



  12. 12

    Re: Camilla_Parker_Bullwinkle – True. Dame also helped make Rocawear a success (and cashed out). There's plenty of talent in this world…he just has to find them & blow 'em up



  13. 13

    Damon made Jay famous ! Damon made Roc a Fella !
    Kindness, like a boomerang ,always returns ! it is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see… !
    Damon is Brilliant ! I wish him lots of success !