Dame Dash Calls Kanye West a True Artist, Says Jay-Z ‘Does It for the Money’
On Thursday (Aug. 25), Dame Dash was a guest on MacG's Podcast and Chill, where he was asked about Roc-a-Fella's legendary movement in the 1990s and 2000s. When asked who was the greatest rapper to represent the storied imprint, the Roc cofounder had an interesting answer.
"He's more creative, you know," Dame followed up. "Now I can speak on that because I worked with both of them, right. You know, Kanye is a true artist and he does it for the art and Jay-Z does it for the money. It's two different things."
Dame Dash is responsible for signing Kanye West to Roc-a-Fella Records in 2002. At the time, Jay-Z was reportedly reluctant to sign the Chicago artist as a rapper as Ye was mostly seen as a producer then. Clearly, Kanye would go on to be one of the biggest artists of all time.
Dame and Jay-Z have been at odds since Jay sold Roc-a-Fella in mid-2000s. Recently, they've had issues over Dame's attempt to sell Jay-Z's debut album Reasonable Doubt as an NFT. On a recent episode of the Get Yo Ass Up! podcast, Dame talked about feeling betrayed by Jigga over the move to sell Roc-a-Fella.