Posted in music | pictures on December 10, 2009

photos by Erez Avissar

The Cool Kids

"Damon "Dame" Dash co-founded Roc-a-Fella Records, helped launch the career of Jay-Z and discovered Kanye West. He's produced or executive-produced about a dozen films, including the well-received 2002 urban flick "Paid in Full" and the 2004 movie "The Woodsman," starring Kevin Bacon. And he started lucrative apparel lines like Rocawear and Rachel Roy, of which he is still part owner with his wife, the company's namesake.

But the 37-year-old Dash still says he gets snubbed by the music industry. Media reports last year about his alleged financial difficulties and legal problems probably didn't help. "My mistake was watching everyone else's careers and not watching mine,'' he says.

More important was his acrimonious split a few years ago with his old friend and business partner Jay-Z. "It was like, either you are on his side or on mine," he says. "And because of all that, there's resistance on every level with me and the shit just bugs me out." [Billboard]

New venue Under 100 (located in the basement of the Tribeca building where Damon Dash's office is located) is quickly becoming famous, after just two shows. The first, in November, featured sets by Sleigh Bells, Javelin & Knyfe Hyts 81 with help from Mos Def, Curren$y, and others. The second, just two nights ago (12/8), was rumored to include a performance by Blakroc (featuring Mos Def) who were on Letterman that same night. That didn't happen, but The Cool Kids, The London Souls, Curren$y (again), and some others did play. Mos Def and Damon Dash (again) were just hanging out. The third show is....

TONIGHT (12/10):

RSVP @ Lessartistsmorecondos@gmail.com
-- DARLINGS /// THESE ARE POWERS --
$ 7 bucks
09:00 pm Doors
09:30 pm DARLINGS
10:30 pm THESE ARE POWERS
More pictures from the last event, below...

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Jay Electronica

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Angel Deradoorian

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Nicole Wray and Chuck Inglish

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Comments (27)

whoa angel was there

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 5:24 PM

from the rockford files?

Posted by rocky | December 10, 2009 6:08 PM

Best party in Tribeca since I was too young to know that a Tribeca party don't stop!

Posted by E.B. Sollis | December 10, 2009 6:47 PM

I heard the party was cancelled. not true?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 7:05 PM

party is on last i heard

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 7:51 PM

Dear Damon Dash,

not a good shirt choice when you got a GUT like that. I know it's probably full of Cristal and all, but still.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 8:16 PM

glad to hear it's happening

thanks

Posted by 7:05 PM | December 10, 2009 8:19 PM

i want to marry that girl sitting on the stage

Posted by 3000 | December 11, 2009 8:07 AM

omg dash look like santa w/ that buddha belly and his niples showing thru his white shirt..haaaa

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 9:35 AM

was that a disposable camera used? haaaaaaaaaaaa
wack!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 9:36 AM

Damons daughter don't look nothin like him (or is it his grandaughter w/ all that gray in his beard?) cc

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 9:43 AM

not to be a troll, but this looks pretentious

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 10:39 AM

this looks insane- dame is really bringing some interesting people together

Posted by sam.i.am | December 11, 2009 1:39 PM

Of couse, PBR is being served. Feed the stereotype hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 2:17 PM

Next time we will serve Colt 45. Maybe that would feed a stereotype or two.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 6:40 PM

ange and the rest of dirty pro girls are now apart of the black crews (thanks to questlove) lol

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 3:45 PM

angel ^^ also damon is still around i thought he was exiled like that arena singer. 0_o

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 3:48 PM

"We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams.
Wandering by lone seas-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams, World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world forever, it seems" -Arthur O'Shaughnessy

-Ariel Panero

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2009 1:01 AM

My pops has those bifocals - damon (he's 62). Time for upgrade

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2009 4:34 PM

Thanks for the very interesting post. I think these kids are really cool and will have bright futures. I love the great pictures. Thanks

Posted by Affordable Health Insurance | March 5, 2010 4:55 PM

Damn these kids are hip, I'm sure i was never that cool!

Posted by debt solutions | June 9, 2010 5:22 AM

Those kids are not nearly as cool as they think they are.

Posted by video games | August 24, 2010 5:50 PM

I agree with the comment above about wanting to marry the girl on stage! :)

Posted by term life insurance | November 23, 2010 11:50 AM

That was interesting…I'll be sure to come back and read some other stuff!

Posted by Vic | December 23, 2010 12:16 AM

Happy 2010! its coming up soon. I loved this article that you wrote. I've bookmarked your site and shared it on my Facebook. I hope you don't mind! Thanks!

Posted by Krista | December 29, 2010 7:29 PM

Blakroc is the bomb. Saw them a couple of months ago.

Posted by Trucker Hat Man | October 1, 2011 6:22 AM

Hope I will join in the next year.

Posted by Letterpress Cheat | February 11, 2013 6:33 AM

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