April 3rd Dame Dash Studios reached its first full year of operation. The network features original productions created by Damon Dash. Features include movies, educational talks, and a full range of entertainment. Damon Dash created the network as a response to traditional television networks that do not give equal opportunities to Nubian owned production companies.
As a hip hop fan I’ve always enjoyed the nostalgia of the legendary “Hip Hop Battles.” Jay Z & Dame Dash are two of hip hop’s most infamous pioneers. After a nasty end to their co-founded empire “Rocafella Records” Jay & Dame have feuded for years. The feud has even gone as far as Jay-Z allegedly having an affair with Dame’s girlfriend Rachel Roy during Jay & Beyonce’s public spectacle in 2014.
Jay Z reached billionaire status early 2019. With the success of Dame Dash Studios Damon might have the last laugh financially. What will it mean for this legendary battle if Damon Dash surpassed Jay-Z as the wealthiest hip hop legend? With a successful television network being streamed on all major devices Dame can easily create a multi-billion dollar empire. Netflix has a current valuation of $151 Billion. If Damon Dash reaches just half of that success he will own a $75 Billion company in Dame Dash Studios.
Last week Dame Dash Studios featured rapper Tee Grizzley performing a full concert available exclusively on the platform. Is this the beginning of full creative control for underserved communities? Is this the network of the culture?