Dame Dash blames Lyor Cohen for Roc-A-Fella fallout

19 Nov

In 1996, Dame Dash teamed up with street rapper, Jay-Z, to create Roc-A-Fella Records. The label was known as a major independent brand. By 1997, the label had secured an exclusive distribution deal with Def Jam. Under Def Jam, the Roc-A-Fella brand grew to unforeseen heights.

By the time the 21st century rolled through, Roc-A-Fella was the hottest thing out. Jay-Z rose very rapidly to become the top rapper in the game. Dame Dash was his sidekick, seen in every video. Aside from being the sidekick, Dash was running things behind the scenes, keeping the label on top.

In 1999, Roc-A-Fella Records was the hottest thing out. In 2009, Roc-A-Fella is barely in existence, but Jay-Z remains one of rap’s most popular figures. When asked about the break up of the label, Dash blames Lyor Cohen. He feels that a lot of Cohen’s business decisions led to the tensions, which led to the label falling to pieces.

Dame Dash said that even though he is no longer at Roc-A-Fella, he hates to see it the way it currently is. He said that he wishes that Beanie Sigel had been allowed to do more because if he had, maybe things would have happened differently.

One Response to “Dame Dash blames Lyor Cohen for Roc-A-Fella fallout”


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