On a video promoted by Kanye West, Dame Dash is pitching a beat he calls his own to Mr. West. Dash is seen feeling this beat for a total of one minute and 17 seconds, selling Kanye on his creative genius. Unfortunately for the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, that song isn’t his. It’s Diplo‘s from his 2004 album, Florida, “Sarah.“
Dash says in the video, “Yo, bro. I’ma send you this beat. Don’t talk that shit talkin’ bout you ready to rap, had me come cook some shit up, get in the lab. We make shit up. I’m in the studio, making motherfucking records, and I got more, so just let me know. You have to respect my creativity in this motherfucker. I’m only telling you this to get you hyped over this shit. I’ma email this shit to you. Let this shit get your mind right.”
Hyping up his genius creativity and ownership for over a minute became cringeworthy once the Mad Decent label boss called him out Twitter. The fake Diplo account created for Vice’s comedy What Would Diplo Do?
So what does the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder think about The Apprentice boss becoming the President of the United States and its effect on black business?
Dash spoke to Hip Hop Motivation about entrepreneurship in the era of Donald Trump.
“Nothing should impair an entrepreneur,” stated Dash. “An entrepreneur does not get given anything. An entrepreneur goes and takes it. That’s what makes you an entrepreneur.”
He continued, “It might affect people that want welfare. It might affect people that want jobs. All that might get affected. If you know how to rub two sticks – pause – and make fire, it doesn’t matter who’s the president. That’s my opinion.”