Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Not in a million years would anyone have guessed Dame Dash and Jay-Z would treat each other the way they do. For years, the duo ran the Roc-A-Fella empire. Before teaming with Dash, Jay-Z was a New York drug dealer. But, after sharing ideas, Jay-Z ended up becoming one of the most-renowned businessmen ever.
Initially, this was not the case as Dame Dash was the businessman, while Jay-Z was the star. Despite the way things were set up, Hov always wanted to run the show from the inside. After eight years of being together and making millions, Dame Dash and Jay-Z split up. Their split led to one of the biggest crumblings in hip hop.
Last year, the two openly spoke of each other for the first time since their break up. It appeared as if a reconciliation was near and rumors of them restarting Roc-A-Fella Records. Dash would work out a deal with Def Jam earlier this year to revive Roc-A-Fella, but Jay-Z remained with his new venture, Roc Nation.
Initially, Dame Dash said he could never diss Jay-Z because of the money they made together. But, after six years of playing nice, the gloves are coming off. Due to the way Jay-Z handled the situation with the Roc, Dash called his former friend and partner a "backstabber." Even with all the strides Jay-Z made to leave the underworld, Dash said he still has a criminal mentality. Dash came on and helped make Jay-Z into the figure he is today and Jay-Z stabbed him in the back when it was all over.