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Damon Dash

Damon Dash (born May 3, 1971) is an American entrepreneur; the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Roc-A-Fella, specializing almost exclusively in hip-hop music, branched out with several spin-off ventures into other fields as well, notably hip-hop fashion (Rocawear Clothing) and films. Born in East Harlem, Dash attended private school until the death of his mother when he was 15; in order to "honour her memory", he used his inheritance to go to a boarding school in Connecticut. After meeting Jay-Z and Kareem "Biggs" Burke and attempting to release Jay-Z's records, Dash helped found Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995. As CEO he acted as a sponsor for the Hard Knock Life festival, and produced the documentary Backstage recorded during the tour. He also signed Victoria Beckham in 2003, producing an album with her. The same year saw him found an imprint of Roc-A-Fella with Jay-Z named Roc Music, designed for "R&B, alternative, pop and rock artists". In 1998 he helped establish a "basketball empowerment program" with the New York City Mission Society, which attempts to tackle gang violence and other social issues through sports. A fundraiser for Green Sky,

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Damon Dash Sues Ex-Wife Rachel Roy -- Take My Kids, I Take Your Ass to Court ... For MILLIONS

Damon Dash Sues Ex-Wife
You Take My Kids ... I Take You to Court for Millions

Screw a pound of flesh ... Damon Dash wants $2.5 MILLION in revenge on his ex-wife Rachel Roy. Dash is suing Rachel for a slew of corporate crimes related to Royale Etenia LLC and Topson Downs --… READ MORE >

Damon Dash Loses Custody of His Kids to Rachel Roy

Damon Dash
Loses Custody to Rachel Roy

Damon Dash just lost custody of the daughters he shares with ex-wife Rachel Roy, and it's probably all news to him ... since he didn't even show up for the hearing.  Roy just got… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Damon Dash -- Ex-Wife Pulled a Knife On Me and Jacked $20k Worth of Bling

Damon Dash
Ex-Wife Pulled a Knife On Me And Jacked $20k in Bling

Damon Dash's not about to give up custody of his daughters to an ex-wife he claims drove drunk with one of the girls, stole diamonds from him, and threatened to cut him with a knife.  Jay… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Kanye West, Damon Dash Sued Over 'Loisaidas' Film

Kanye West, Damon Dash
Sued Over 'Loisaidas' Film

// A member of a Latin musical group claims Kanye West and Damon Dash shamelessly ripped him off by stealing the group's name and tarnishing it to boot, and now he's taking them to court. … READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Damon Dash's Rap Ex -- Cops Called In Nasty Custody War

Damon Dash Ex
Cops Called in Nasty Custody War

Rap mogul Damon Dash's ex-wife had the cops waiting for him at his house because her kid has been AWOL from school ... and she claims there's a more serious issue ... he's an abusive stoner with a… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Director Lee Daniels Sued -- Damon Dash Claims ... He Screwed Me Out of 'Butler' Money

Director Lee Daniels Sued
Damon Dash Claims He Screwed Me Out Of 'Butler' Money

Director Lee Daniels convinced Rock-A-Fella mogul Damon Dash to pump cash into his movies, including "The Butler" ... then stiffed him. Dash is suing Daniels for reneging on a deal for Dash… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
Damon Dash -- Jay-Z's Ex-Biz Partner ... ROC-A-TAX LIEN

Damon Dash
Jay-Z's Ex-Biz Partner ROC-A-TAX LIEN

Damon Dash probably wishes he still had Jay-Z on speed dial ... because the cesspool of debt he's wading in just got worse ... he's been slapped with a $2.8 MILLION TAX BILL. Dash -- who… READ MORE >

- 657 days ago
Record Exec Damon Dash -- Sued for Allegedly Selling Music He Didn't Have Rights To

Record Exec Damon Dash
Sued for Allegedly Selling Music He Didn't Have Rights To

Rapper Curren$y's music is NOT to be trifled with -- and to prove it ... the MC is suing famed music producer Damon Dash, claiming he is hocking several Curren$y albums without permission.Curren$y… READ MORE >

- 1126 days ago
Damon Gets a Dash of New Ink

Damon
Gets a Dash of New Ink

Former Rock-a-fella Records partner, Damon Dash, made a big life-decision last night; deciding to get a picture of his wife inked on his forearm. Now that's commitment! // "Heroes" star Masi Oki,… READ MORE >

- 2759 days ago
Big Apple Bash

Big Apple Bash

TMZ's cameras were outside the celeb-packed NY soiree after the screening of "Flags Of Our Fathers" at the SoHo Grand Hotel on Tuesday night, and we were able to catch all the action going… READ MORE >

- 3112 days ago

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