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Roc-A-Fella Records was an American record label founded by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Damon "Dame" Dash and Kareem "Biggs" So we brought Sauce [ Money] and [Big] Jaz on the song. . to as a "1 time [or past] affiliate" of Roc-A- Fella upon his turning himself in to authorities for his connection to a retaliatory stabbing. Dame Dash talks his growth in mindset as a man and why it led to the end of Even though Dame Dash, JAY-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records created an Master P is commenting on Kodak Black and their strained business relationship. . Mad Love: JoJo Is Re-Releasing Debut Album With Reworked Tracks. Find Damon Dash song information on AllMusic. it into a lucrative venture on the strength of Jay-Z's albums and also via some excellent distribution.
Carter continued Jay's new affiliations with then-popular producers; inthe label saw a redefinition in both sound and roster. Jay-Z put out The Dynasty: Roc La Familia as a solo album. Originally intended to be a collaboration project, it nonetheless featured heavy appearances by Beanie Sigel, Amil and Memphis Bleek, along with a Philly rapper Freeway guest spot that led to him being signed to Roc-A-Fella.Jay-Z - Relationship with Dame Dash - 2002
Rather than return to Timbaland or Swizz Beatz for production, Jay selected beats from a new crop of producers: Each beat-smith would go on to become consistently involved in future Roc-A-Fella projects. While Jay-Z remained the label's prominent image—with the acclaimed  release of The Blueprint and the closing of his trial for the stabbing of producer Lance Rivera  —other Roc artists began to gain popularity and acceptance. Amil's album, however, had lackluster sales.
From toDamon Dash signed several artists in response to Jay-Z's talk of retirement after his album The Blueprint2: Rumors of friction between Carter and Dash became apparent; though denied by both camps at the time, problems involving Damon's media attention and Jay's alleged inaccessibility had been brewing since the video shoot for " Big Pimpin' ".
As President, Carter retained control of the Roc and his masters, ousting his 2 former partners. He later explained that he had offered to turn down the position and ownership for the masters to Reasonable Doubt alone: So I was like, let me get Reasonable Doubt and I'll give up [the rest of] my masters.
Just give me my baby to hold on to so 10 years down the line, I can look back and I got something—I'm not empty-handed. And I was the 1 being offered everything. I thought it was more than fair And when that was turned down, I had to make a choice. I'll leave that for the people to say what choice they would've made. I don't really wanna talk about Dame or Biggs.
I don't have nothing negative to say about them. The Diplomats were the first to make the move to Dame Dash Music Group, and began a public campaign against Jay-Z, dissing him in songs and interviews, backed heavily by Dame; Cam'ron was especially vocal, claiming Jay-Z blocked him from an executive position Dash had offered him at Roc-A-Fella.
Coming on Dash's label; this was accompanied by accusations from Dash that of all the members of State Property, only Oschino had gone to visit Sigel in prison. Though Beanie had initially chosen Dame Dash Music Group, the rest of the group refused, preferring to remain on Roc-A-Fella Records; in response, Beanie Sigel effectively put the group on hold, claiming disappointment in his groupmates.
Due to the death of Ol' Dirty Bastard, Dash also brought with him masters of the rapper's project and promises to release the album, A Son Uniquethough this never occurred.
Memphis Bleek and Kanye West released and Late Registrationrespectively, inalong with the Young Gunz ' sophomore effort and Teairra Mari 's debut, though only Kanye West's project saw significant reviews or sales. It was stated by Memphis Bleek that Cory Gunz had signed, but nothing materialized. By the end of the year, Dash had split his label from Def Jam and Jay-Z's role overseeing his project, after asking for more money and a bigger role in the company.
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