Equal parts vein-opening confession, Black Lives Matter manifesto, and celebration of black womanhood, the film piqued tabloid theorists’ interest with its myriad references to Queen Bey’s marital strife.
On Saturday night, Beyoncé premiered her surreal, stunning visual poem Lemonade, a Malick-esque cinematic companion piece to her album of the same name.
According to New York, Jay invited Dash out to dinner at Da Silvano to break the news.
Dash begged him to not take the name Roc-A-Fella, while Jay offered to give up everything—the new post at Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records—if he could have the masters back of Reasonable Doubt.
He just had to whisper something in my ear and I’d take care of it. But I wanted to learn this technique that Jay got of actually being likable…
The people I fought with to make money for him, Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles”—Def Jam execs—“he’s made friends with. It’s like if your brother leaves you.”Cam’ron and his hip-hop collective the Diplomats left The Roc for Warner Brothers, while the bulk of the artists on Roc-A-Fella stayed on with Jay Z over Dash—including Dash discovery Kanye West. And also I felt like I had that truth that Dame has in him. So, Jay Z know how to move in a room full of vultures. As his little brother, I needed to learn that technique because I got something that God want me to give the world.”Dash started his own imprint, Dame Dash Music Group, but it folded shortly thereafter, and he never regained his former glory.
After all these years, we’re still talking about what went wrong between Dame Dash and Jay Z that ended up killing Roc-A-Fella Records.
“But we were always supposed to be about more than business, Jay especially…I did everything I possibly could so that he didn’t have to raise his voice.
And the disproportionate Roy-bashing seems even more absurd when you consider she is the ex-wife of Damon Dash, Jay Z’s former best friend/business partner turned enemy, and that this is not the first time the two have been involved in a bizarre love triangle.
Harlem native Damon “Dame” Dash” and Brooklyn’s Shawn “Jay Z” Carter met in 1994, when they were introduced by DJ Clark Kent.
The love triangle was never confirmed or denied until now because, apparently, Dame’s going as ‘Chatty Patty’ for Halloween. He knew her before I did.” That would explain Jay and Aaliyah looking cozy in a couple of TBT pictures that had people slut-shaming a deceased singer. The 44-year-old reconnected with old flame designer Rachel Roy, and Jay ended up meeting a curvy bombshell named Beyonce Knowles.
The aging maverick spoke to Hip-Hop Motivation about his relationship with Aaliyah and revealed that Mr. Dame further explained that Aaliyah was pretty cool in the sense that she would let guys shoot their shot.
A new book scheduled for release this summer makes the shocking claim that R. I wanted him to relinquish his idea on how that was going to happen.” If homeboy was worried about ill feelings with Barry Hankerson before, he ought to really watch his back now.