Dame Dash Names Kanye West The ‘Greatest’ Roc-A-Fella Artist Over Jay-Z

Dame Dash Names Kanye West The ‘Greatest’ Roc-A-Fella Artist Over Jay-Z


Dame Dash isn’t holding back when it comes to sharing his opinion on former friend and business partner, Jay-Z!

During a recent appearance on the Chill With Mac G podcast, Dame Dash was asked who he thought was the greatest artist to represent his former label, Roc-A-Fella Records. After a long pause, Dame named Kanye West as his pick. He shared,

“If it’s a choice between Jay and Kanye, I’m going with Kanye. All day, every day.”

Explaining the reason for his decision, Dame said,

“He’s more creative. If it’s about—now, I can speak on that because, you know, I worked with both of them, right?  You know, Kanye is a true artist and he does it for the art and Jay-Z does it for the money. It’s two different things.”

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Dame Dash then recalled Kanye’s chaining day — the moment he took the Roc-A-Fella chain off his neck and he crowed Ye as the new member of Roc-a-Fella records in front of his hometown of Chicago during Jay-Z’s Dynasty Tour. While laughing, Dame explained,

“That’s because Jay wouldn’t take it off his [neck]. If you look at it, I’m talking to Jay like, ‘Give him the chain.’ He supposed to give that sh*t back but I never got that back. I was gonna replace it but I never got to.”

Dame Dash is responsible for signing Kanye West to Roc-a-Fella Records back in 2002. At the time, Jay-Z was reportedly reluctant to sign the Chicago artist as a rapper as Ye was mostly seen as a producer back then.

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In a separate interview earlier this week, Dame Dash reflected on his relationship with Roc-A-Fella’s co-founder Jay-ZDame Dash and Jay-Z created Roc-A-Fella together in 1994. When asked if he and Jay-Z “could’ve had more together,” Dame replied:

“Yeah, all that, but we were friends. … Like, how would you feel if your brother just betrayed you for money? Would it hurt?”

Dame proceeded to admit that Jay-Z’s actions weren’t surprising. The 51-year-old said:

“That’s the algorithm. It wasn’t surprising ’cause that’s what always happens.” 

Dame continued:

 “It was surprising ’cause no one—that’s what it was, we were breaking the algorithm, we were doing it a different way and sticking together, but that’s what always happens. They make one sell out the other, their friend, divide and conquer, that’s a normal story.”

Dame added:

“That was my n*gga, like we never argued, nothing.” 

He shared:

“That’s why I didn’t know it was coming. … That was some real slick sh*t. I was like, ‘That n***a’s cold. He’s cold.’’

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Authored by: Monique Nicole