In Hip Hop History Today: Damon Dash was born March 3, 1971

Damon Dash born May 3, 1971 also known by Dame Dash is an entrepreneur. Dash met R&B singer Aaliyah in the summer of 2000 in New York and dated her until her death on August 25, 2001. 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 diminished as a result of two subsequent events. The first was when Roc-A-Fella Records was purchased by Def Jam Recordings in 2004, after which Jay-Z agreed to take a job as Def Jam’s president. In the fall of 2005, Jay-Z bought Dash out of his stake in Rocawear. In April 2014, it was announced that Dash is also involved with Blind Debit, a fingerprint payment application being developed by Dez White. Watch the interview of Damon Dash “Why I Quit Selling Drugs” below.

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