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How Damon Dash Launched Jay-Z And Roc-A-Fella Records Then Blew Through A $50 Million Fortune

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Born Shawn Carter in the rough Marcy Projects of Brooklyn, NY, Jay-Z has sold over thirty three million albums, won Grammy, Soul Train and World Music Awards and created his own label, Roc-A-Fella Records

Damon Dash, (aka Dame Dash), American entrepreneur formerly Jay-Z's manager/business partner at Roc-a-Fella Records. In 1999, organization of a tour for Jay-Z resulted in $19 million. His relationship with Jay-Z soured with two events; Roc-A-Fella Records purchased by Def Jam Recordings, and Jay-Z becoming the President of the recording label. Jay-Z also bought out his stake in Rocawear. Dash has pioneered many music careers, including Kanye West. He currently is involved with Blind Debit.

Financial troubles continue to plague executive Damon Dash, who was recently hit with a $2.8 million tax bill. According to, the former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO owes for the years 2005 and 2011. #UrbSocietyMag