Pulse Music Flashback 12/21/2004: Dame Dash/Roc-A-Fella Records Situation

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In an interview with Angie Martinez of Hot 97, mogul Dame Dash clarified the situation with Roc-A-Fella Records. With reservation, Dash divulged that former partner Jay-Z now owns the name Roc-A-Fella while he and partner “Biggs” Burke would continue with a new recording situation. “The Roc is in the building. It’s just not Roc-A-Fella I’m happy for Jay-Z, I’m [not owning the name] didn’t sit well with me,” Dash said. “Jay articulated our movement”¦we’re always going to be friends. It’s an evolution of a movement. The only problem I have is that we don’t own the name.” Dash said that he’s retained many artists like Beanie Sigel, Cam’ron, Joe Budden, Nicole Wray, State Property and other. Young Gunz, who are rappers in S.P., have expressed interest in staying with Def Jam.

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