Posts Tagged ‘Dame Dash’

Dead Lotus x Pro-Keds

December 29, 2007

Japanese brand Dead Lotus collaborated with Pro-Keds on a sneaker. The lo-top comes in premium black leather, a contrasting white sole. The Dead Lotus skull logo comes in a subtle way on a silver button on the side of the sneaker as well as in the form of a signature on the tongue.

Armth has released the sneaker today. Check out the details after the jump.

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Dame Dash & Biggs Re-Release “Reasonable Doubt” Online

November 28, 2007

Since Jay pulled his album off iTunes, guess who decided to put RD on it?

The decision to use TuneCore to re-release Reasonable Doubt was based on the way it handled music from Jay-Z in the past, said BlockSavvy.com executive Kareem “Biggs” Burke.

Considered as one of Hip-Hop’s all-time classic albums, Reasonable Doubt marked the official arrival of Jay-Z on the rap scene.

The Roc-A-Fella Records release, which originally hit stores on June 25, 1996, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

It earned five mics from The Source magazine as well as critical praise from Rolling Stone and Blender magazines.

Both publications ranked Reasonable Doubt among their top 500 albums of all time.

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Dame Dash Owes $2 Mil In Back Taxes

November 19, 2007

Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash has reportedly made New York State’s list of tax deadbeats for failing to pay over $2 million in taxes. According to the New York Post, Dash’s name appears alongside another 225,000 New York residents who collectively owe more than $1 billion in back taxes. The names of several other celebrities also appear on the list, including Tony Award winning actor Ben Vereen, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, who was murdered in 2002. In April of this year, Dame filed a lawsuit against his accountant, Barry Klarberg, for allegedly mismanaging the mogul’s taxes over a four year period. The suit claimed that Klarberg incorrectly filed Dash’s tax returns for the years 2000, 2001 and 2002, and misreported earnings from the sale of one of his companies.

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Dame Dash Feels Big Brother Was A Sneak Dis- “I might have choked Kanye out for that”

November 6, 2007

“It sounds like a sneak dis record to me. You gotta understand certain things about Kanye; he doesn’t go at things like the average person does,” Dash tells BET.com. “I feel like if he has something to say, he has to pose it in that way or he can’t communicate it at all. And that was the only way he could express why he doesn’t understand why he’s treated that way.”

“It’s not like he could be gangsta about it and say,’Yo, this n***a’s playing me,’…I didn’t think it was a very complimentary record. N***as saying n***a on their d**ks and that was some real disrespectful stuff. I might have choked Kanye out for that.”

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Damon Dash Calls Memphis Bleek Corny

October 27, 2007

In an interview with Philly’s Most Wanted (remember them), they describe a conversation with Dame

DX: So what did you think when you the Roc-A-Fella dynasty fell apart?
BB: Uh, it didn’t shock me that it fell apart because like I said, I knew them people from the beginning. Like I said, we took Beans over there so we already knew what type of situation it was to begin with. But when you try to get money, you gotta get money. It wasn’t that it was all peaches n’ cream from the beginning since it fell apart. Matter of fact I’m gonna tell you something I never told nobody on an interview. When we went to go meet at Roc-A-Fella, Jay-Z wasn’t even there the first time, it was Dame there. He put Jay-Z on the intercom and we rapped over the intercom for him and then Jay-Z were like, “Yeah, they hot,” or whatever so this is when they just got signed to Def Jam. But why Dame [Dash] hung up with Jay, and he was like, “Yeah, we tryin’ to sign y’all because y’all would be the first group signed to Roc-A-Fella, and I think that’ll be a good look for y’all. I mean we got [Memphis] Bleek, but he corny, that’s just Jay-Z’s guy.” That was his exact words that came out of his mouth. And that was way early, you understand what I’m sayin’. So they just masked it because of the situation. It was always something there that weren’t right. He said that though, you can quote me on that.

Full interview on HipHopDX