Damon Anthony Dash is the founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. He is a popular music producer and one of the most influential people in the history of the American rap industry for a time. He co-founded the famous studio with such icons as Shawn Jay-Z Carter and Kareem Biggs Burke. American actress Rachel Roy, and American rapper Darien Dash are his cousins.
Dash was born in New York City, on May 3, 1971. He worked various tough and rough jobs while growing up, including cleaning floors and selling newspapers, to be able to afford for his clothes. His family was quite poor at the time. His mother passed away when he was 15 years old, due to an asthma attack. Following this, he decided to get some education and explored quite a lot of fields before focusing on music.
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He was in a romantic relationship with a popular singer Aailyah, who sadly died in a plane accident on August 25, 2001. They were planning a life together. Four years later, he married the famous fashion designer, Rachel Roy, whom he divorced in 2009. They have two daughters, Ava and Tallulah, of whom his wife has full custody, as she accused him of domestic violence and abuse. He also has a young son born in 2014, with his ex-girlfriend Linda Williams.
Career, Achievements and Awards
Damon Dash started his successful career as Jay-Z’s manager and business partner. He also scheduled his tours. Their collaboration resulted in a wealth of $19 billion. Sadly, their relationship took a turn. Their company was acquired by Def Jam Records in 2004, and Jay-Z was the president. In 2015, Jay-Z even dashed him out of the stake.
He tried to become an actor, too. He was not successful, however, winning the WFCC Award for the Most Offensive Male Character for his role in State Property 2, a 2005 movie.
Net Worth and Earnings
Despite earning much more throughout his career, he currently has a net worth of only $3 million. Sadly, he has been struggling recently, mostly due to various court cases.