Damon Dash

Born 3 May 1971.


Damon Dash (born May 3, 1971) also known by Dame Dash is an American actor, entrepreneur, executive producer and businessman known for his roles as one-third founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, Rocawear clothing and DD172, a nightclub. Dash was formerly Jay-Z's manager and business partner at Roc-a-Fella Records, and in 1999, he organized a tour for Jay-Z which made $19 million. However, their relationship soured as a result of two subsequent events. The first was when Roc-A-Fella Records was purchased by Def Jam Recordings (which had previously only owned half of the company) in 2004, after which Jay-Z agreed to take a job as Def Jam's president. Then, in the fall of 2005, Jay-Z bought Dash out of his stake in Rocawear.

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  • Founded Roc‐A‐Fella Records and Damon Dash Music Group