Damon Dash had most of the Hip Hop world talking last week because of his heated interview with Power 105. Dash’s statements on the show was praised by some and criticized by others. Among the critics was The Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne Tha God. He called Dash’s words “dangerous.”
The co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records addressed his appearance on The Breakfast Club in the latest video from Hip Hop Motivation. The clip includes Dash acknowledging he appreciated the exchange of ideas that took place during the interview.
“Usually I talk a lot and there’s never anyone to actually talk back,” said Dash. “I think we were able to see another person’s perspective and how they justify it, live in front of a lot of people. I think that was an interesting perspective.”
One of the most controversial portions of the Dash interview was his repeated comments suggesting a real man does not have a boss. Some listeners took that stance as discouraging or insulting to working people. While he refused to apologize for his delivery, Dash did attempt to clear up the message he was trying to get across.
“I was saying if you have a job, you have to pay the bills, but that pays the bills momentarily. So if you have a job, in that moment, you should also be investing in something that you can pass on to your children,” explained Dash. “I said [to The Breakfast Club hosts, ‘I’m not mad at you for having a job. I mad at you for having the same job for 25 years.’”
Dash goes on to add that The Breakfast Club has a large platform, and he feels the hosts of the program need to be factual and stop promoting gossip. Dash also took issue with Charlamagne speaking on him during his Brilliant Idiots podcast and not directly to Dame in person.
“I see him talking a lot now. I feel like he should have said it when he had the opportunity to,” Dash stated.
The Hip Hop Motivation video includes Dame announcing he and Kanye West are going to buy the web retailer entertainment company Karmaloop. The purchase will apparently provide direct competition to Complex Media.
“I’m going to put Complex out of business for f**king with me. I don’t like them. It’s a war between me and them,” declared Dame.