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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 858 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 >

- 2491 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 >

- 2844 days ago
Buffy Loose In The Big Apple

Buffy Loose In The Big Apple

TMZ's hit the streets of the Big Apple on Tuesday and we ran into tons of celebs.We spotted the gorgeous Sarah Michelle Gellar as she left MTV's TRL. The stunning actress posed for our cameras… READ MORE >

- 2850 days ago
Sandra Bullock is "Infamous"

Sandra Bullock is "Infamous"

There was a lot going down last night in the Big Apple and we were all over the place to bring you another Gotham edition of Star Catcher.We started our night outside the premiere of the flick… READ MORE >

- 2851 days ago
A Rap Family Outing

A Rap Family Outing

Hip-hop impresario Damon Dash spent Sunday afternoon in New York City with his family. Dash rode through the West Village on a tandem bicycle with his six-year-old daughter, Ava.Cute, right? READ MORE >

- 2873 days ago

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