Despite their long standing feud, Dame Dash says he has only positive things to say about his old business partner, and friend, Jay-Z.
Jay-Z is not only one of the most powerful men in hip hop, but a case can be made that he is one of the most influential people in America â€“ as evidenced by his performing for President Obamaâ€™s campaign yesterday in Ohio.Â Dame Dash was one of the creators of Roc-A-Fella records along with Jay-Z and there was a time when the two seemed inseparable.Â They have been on not-so-great terms the past few years, but Dame says that he has nothing but â€œpositive things to sayâ€ about Jigga, and talks about how he has changed as a person from his days with Roc-A-Fella.
The economy is one of the reasons he has changed, as Damon Dash says he canâ€™t make money the same way he did in the past.Â In an interview with Global Grind he said, â€œThe economy collapsed, so what I was doing before, I definitely canâ€™t do now…Iâ€™m a completely different person in my 40s than I was in my 20s.â€ He adds that heâ€™s changed more than just his business practices, â€œBack then, I was insecure, I was out because I was worried about people knowing what I was doing…a true business person is not meant to be in front of the camera.â€ When asked if he missed the rap game, he responded, â€œhell no!â€
Contrary to what some may think, despite their falling out, Dash has nothing but good things to say about his one time partner, â€œLook at Jay-Z, look at Kanye, every success they have Iâ€™m proud of…I have nothing but positive things to say about him [Jay-Z]…all we did was make a company together, and sold a company and went and went and did other businesses.â€
On a professional level Dame has no problem speaking fondly of Jay-Z, but when asked on a more personal level, he did not want to delve into their broken friendship.Â Adding more positivity, he only looks fondly on his past ventures with Sean Carter, â€œThe business we did, we all made a lot of money, all good…what you may want to ask is about the friendship, and thatâ€™s more personal,â€ and then stated, â€œwe created one of the biggest movements, independently of all-time.â€