Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys.
Damon Dash, aka Dame Dash, American music producer, former CEO of Rockafella Records & former right-hand man to JAY Z. He also was the man behind the acquisitions of Armadale Vodka & Pro Keds during his ownership of Roc-A-Fella Records. He sold his interest in Roc-A-Wear Clothing to JAY Z, and he, Jay-Z & Kareem Biggs Burke sold Roc-A-Fella Records to Def Jam for $10M. He had been dating Aaliyah (R.I.P.) at the time of her death. He is cousin to Stacey Dash. He & JAY Z no longer speak.
In thе late 90s and early 2000s, hip hop entrepreneur Damon Dash wаs оn top оf thе world. At thе time, Dash wаs thе CEO оf thе hottest rap label іn music, Roc-A-Fella Records, wіth powerhouse roster artists lіkе Jay-Z, Kanye West, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, DJ Clue аnd Juelz Santana.