Remember when Dame Dash was on Instagram, putting nameless people on blast for turning their backs on Roc-A-Fella records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke? Remember when it was believed he was talking about Jay Z? As it turns out, Dame was talking about Kanye West-Kardashian.
The arrogant entrepreneur named names during a recent appearance on Shade 45. Dame says Kanye hasn’t done not a damn thing for Biggs since the Roc’s silent partner was sentenced to five years in prison in 2008 for conspiring to move 100 kilos (220 pounds) of marijuana. According to Dame, Ye owes Biggs because it was him who initially saw something special in the Kardashian member.
“I’m a little tight with Kanye because he hasn’t reached out to Biggs. I don’t like that shit. So, Kanye…holla at me. I don’t like that shit terribly. I’m being clear. I don’t like it.
“Biggs was the one that was like, ‘Yo, Dame! Pay attention to what Kanye’s doing. Make sure you send him that music.’ No one’s reaching back. Certain niggas have, that’s why I’m not calling everybody out, but Kanye hasn’t. And he hasn’t checked on his kids, he hasn’t checked on his family. No trial. And the shit I’m hearing him complain about is irrelevant based on the fact that he doesn’t look back to the people that helped him. So period…until he hollar at me… we gotta have a conversation. Period.”
Well that’s a bit fuckboy-ish of Kanye…if true.
Dame also gives free advice to up-and-coming artists. The man who made Jay Z says ditch the entitlement, build a digital foundation, tour your ass off and sell a shitload of merchandise.
“I’d do everything myself. It’s direct to consumer. You got Instagram, Twitter, you got your website. You can just sell directly. Cut the middle man out and stop expecting people to do stuff for you. The internet is the way. Everywhere you trying to be, they trying to get out of that. Everyone on television, radio is trying to transition into digital, so build your foundation on digital.
“As far as artists go, they just don’t get that the way you make money is your show and your merch. You got a video out? That shit don’t mean nothing. You got a hit record? That shit don’t mean nothing. If you can’t get people in a room, you’re not getting paid.
“Look at all the people who keep putting out records and getting money. They always doing shows! That’s how they eat. So the longer you do it consistently, the bigger your audience gets. So you look at a Jay or a Beyonce… they been doing it for 20 years straight. So they can perform in front of anything cause they never stop and they stay on the road.
“Everything is about that show. That’s what I taught Kanye when I put him on that fuckin’ private jet and flew him to fuckin’ London, but he still haven’t sent nothing to Biggs so I don’t understand why he’s doing that cause Biggs is the one who told me, ‘Look out for this nigga.’”
Correction: “Unloyal” is not a word. Disloyal is. If you’re looking for Word, Word can be found nose-first in the corner.
h/t: Eben Gregory