Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Roc-A-Fella Breakup!

Damon Dash and Jay-Z were childhood friends who built a hip-hop empire. Jay-Z evolved into a rap legend, while Dash parlayed his fame towards becoming a multi-millionaire. Like most empires, the Roc-A-Fella empire appears to have crumbled under the pressure of egos. The New York Post's Page Six reports that former BET producer and Roc employee Choke No Joke is releasing a documentary next year - titled "I Am Choke, No Joke" - about the infamous crumbling of the hip-hop empire founded by former fast friends Jay and Dash. In a SOHH.com interview, Joke says: " 'Dame' was a camera freak. He loved people to tape him, 'cause he started thinking he was a star . . . Ever since the 'Big Pimpin' ' video, he started gettin' a little light and it started to get to his head."

Joke claims that Dash's signing of Ol' Dirty Bastard and his proposal of Cam'ron as a vice president of the label (which Jay-Z rejected) were among the disputes that drove a wedge between the two. "Jay wasn't feeling none of that [bleep]," Joke said. .

Jay-Z and Dash's fortunes have gone in separate ways since the break up. Uncontrolled egos' always seem to break up a good thing.

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