Dame Dash Says Lyor Cohen Ruined Roc-A-Fella Records
Dame Dash wants Lyor Cohen "to stop trying to rape my culture," calls the music executive "a fake CEO" and "culture vulture."
Lyor Cohen, Todd Moscowitz, Joie Manda, and Julie Greenwald were among the music executives mentioned by Dame Dash in a newly-published interview with Vlad TV. Dame was initially questioned about comments he made in regards to Lyor Cohen during an interview on The Combat Jack Show earlier this month.
After being asked about Cohen, Dame referred to the music exec as “a fake CEO” and “culture vulture” before stating that Cohen is raping the culture and was responsible for ruining Roc-A-Fella Records.
“My beef was with Lyor cause I think he’s a fake CEO,” Dame Dash said. “And I think he’s fronting on my culture, but he can’t front on anybody else. And I’m calling him out publicly. And I want him to stop trying to rape my culture. Go make some money with some other people. Like stop having your agenda be Hip Hop…It was like they have people that their job is to create beef. So, that they can monetize it. Pause. But they don’t let their culture feel it. But they make money from it. And they can’t make any money or get any respect in their culture. That’s why they’re in our culture. Because the minute that they were allowed to be there, they would go. But they just can’t…Never had a beef with Jay. Always with Lyor and his whole crew. He’s the one that ruined Roc-A-Fella. Lyor Cohen.”
Dame Dash later brought accountability into question as he asked why people like Cohen and Todd Moscowitz are never questioned about how they got to where they are in the world of urban music.
“Of course you don’t see the puppetmaster,” he said. “So, it’s time to see him. Bring em out. Call out Todd Moscowitz…Ask them why they got their jobs. That’s what I want to see. How did Joie get the job president of urban? And what does that mean? I need to see credentials. And culturally anyone that’s taking orders from that man should be asking ‘Why should I be taking orders from you?’ Period…’I don’t care.’ He said it. Joie said it. ‘I don’t care.’ ‘How you feel about the culture?’ ‘I don’t care.’ ‘How do you feel that someone relevant from the culture thinks you’re robbing it?’ ‘I don’t care.’ And nobody’s gonna question that? Aight. That’s why I’m Dame. I’ll just continue to be Dame. I’mma have fun being Dame…Too much divide and conquer. So, that’s it, man. I’m just saying reverse the prospective. Let’s stop talking about rappers beefing. Let’s start talking about these people and educating the culture.”
While appearing on The Combat Jack Show weeks ago, Dame also criticized Steve Stoute. Similar to his critique of Cohen, Dame also referred to Stoute as a “culture vulture.”
“I don’t like Steve Stoute,” Dame said in early June. “Nobody really likes him He’s a culture vulture. But it’s worse ‘cause he’s Black.”