In a recent interview, Dame Dash, the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records made it a point to mention that one of Jay’s best friends who was also a Roc-A-Fella artist, Memphis Bleek was getting robbed of his publishing rights while signed to the label. Not only that but being that Jay and Bleek are from Brooklyn, the Harlem native even claims that the ones robbing Bleek were from his own hometown of Brooklyn.
Dame made the statements on a recent episode of “The CEO Show” on his Nu America Network platform. The discussion was initially about Bleek’s statement he made on the Drink Champs recently when he insinuated the real reason for the Roc-A-Fella breakup. Supposedly the beginning of the end took place at the video shoot of Jay-Z’s song, “Change Clothes.” Bleek stated that Dame was kicked out and Dame claimed he left on his own.
“No disrespect to Bleek but I don’t feel like he would not want to still be making current records and making a lot of money doing new records,” Dame said. “You know, I didn’t want him to be — no disrespect but no one wants to be on the Oldies but Goodies Tour. You want to be known for new sh-t.”
He then reveals that he was trying to help Bleek win as well as save him from being robbed at one point.
“People close to him were taking his publishing,” Dame said. “When he was signing his record deal someone had his — he was signed to a production deal. And, I’m not going to say nobody’s name. I’ll let them deal with that. He talks about it. All his publishing was getting taken. They were getting a piece of his royalty. He was getting robbed. So, I went and got him a lawyer. I went and got him a real accountant, and it really caused a lot of friction internally.”
“He was from Brooklyn, and Brooklyn n***as was robbing him and I saved him from that. So, yeah, I saved him from that and he acknowledges it.”
He went on to say that he’s not mad at Bleek and always wanted him to see him succeed. He wanted the rapper to be just as successful as Ye and Jay were.
Dame Dash Claims He Saved Memphis Bleek From Getting Robbed of His Publishing