Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Damon Dash Takes Responsibility for Promoting Negative Messages in Hip Hop


Last week Speech from Arrested Development sparked a debate in the Hip Hop community about the negative messages in our music [click here if you missed that].

Former Hip Hop mogul Damon Dash takes responsibility for his contribution...
 
In a promo for his new book 'Culture Vultures' Dame says,
“I did a lot of irresponsible s**t when I was young that affected pop culture and I think because of that I do have to pay for it karmically at times. I feel like the message we put into the world when we were younger, besides being independent, really wasn’t the most positive because it was about getting money by any means necessary.…”

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

So many are getting "woke" - is this the end of an era? Cross-fingers

Anonymous said...

First off Dame just speaking because Jigga face was on that picture Speech criticized. 2nd, Dame views switches with his bank statements 3rd Quality of living is affected by money..a lot.
Peace of mind goes into quality of life too of course but let's not act like money don't make the world go round....

4th Not about the money?? Just who in the flying fuck is he trying to convince here?

Anonymous said...

This whole "woke" bs is the reason why we as a people stay getting fucked over. People dancing and cutting a fool over Black Panther like he the first damn black superhero but didn't even know of a Black Panther 2 years ago lol. Yeah a fucking movie is gonna inspire us to do better. I keep hearing "culture this culture that" What fucking culture? Social media don't count. People treat these rappers like civil activists because they release an album that reflects their age. Meek Mill like Mandela, like he a fucking political prisoner. Cats get on social media, clap back or make a meme and think they struck a blow for blacks everywhere. And the whole time this "woke, culture, issa, sports and entertainment" shit is going on, we have been surpassed economically by the Mexicans, Indians, and Chinese in this country. But my bad the truth dont get "likes and retweets." Woke my ass

Anonymous said...

More black millionaires than ever before. Access to knowledge and information online that were blocked to us for decades. So many more outlets than our parents to have a better life. Why does it seem that this generation is worst off than their parents? Less mature...Less articulate...our parents had more wealth with less opportunities. We are regressing and that disturbs the fuck out of me.

Anonymous said...

Ephesians 6:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Anonymous said...

@9:10 There is a whole LOST generation - thank you music industry.

prissa o said...

@8:56 9:05 9:10 &9:16
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Y'all are on point and truly AWAKE!

(I hate that stupid word "woke") πŸ™„

Anonymous said...

Damm a nigga can't evolve? Being on the outside and broke af can definitely make one see the light.

It's true that the younger Dame couldn't have gotten much respect for this statement but he's older and much wiser now. People do grow and change.

Anonymous said...

Takes a man with real ballz to admit he's wrong, even better to apologize (not sure he did all that). Karma may start smiling on you again Dame.

Anonymous said...

@9:05 You should like a victim surprressed by the mexicans etc the mexicans are in a much lower state the statistics lie whom still speaks of oppression you seem brainwashed not downing yourself brainwashing was systemic and on purpose everyone can wake themselves up why focus on "oppression ." focus on strength,personally,nothing stops yourself from action cept complainingThe movie can be a start for many not about a superhero persay,but togetherness and pride real true pride not fuckin gay pride shit pride of our true greatness of starting having empires we taught the chinese how build empires nothing was against anyone as much as black ppl pure jealousy, against the beginning which we are,and we are still what everyone wishes to be no soul lik a black one melanin is more valuable then platinum etc most precious mineral can be found in the earth it is quantifiable white is Not cannot be proven

Anonymous said...

"sound" corrected

Anonymous said...

I can accept this more then Diddys statement

Anonymous said...

@9:10, You might want to check with the data first. There's no more Black millionaires then there was in 1970 lol Also, there have been *several* studies showing that this generation is set to do *worse* than our parents. And this goes for all races. We are indeed regressing but not because of maturity. Wayyy more factors like policies, banking, global economies changing, etc, etc

Last but not least, we're the *most* educated and articulate generation. Grab some books and stop trying to come on here with "hotep" theories that don't hold weight under real research.

Anonymous said...

Evolve?! Sorry but over 2 decades of "I'm a boss and if you're not one, u not shit" not about to be put behind a door because of one fucking post from him ACTING like he seen the light. Evolution my ass. It's called being an opportunist. Speech called them rappers put now everybody wanna act enlightened . Foh

Anonymous said...

@1239....what the fuck ever you man. All that typing about a movie...keep it. And save that "we taught this taught that" bs. Im looking at the fucking present, not trying to deflect by what we did back then. Im sorry but brainwashed is the last thing on my mind. My people's ascension is. I just actually read that paragraph. None of that shit has to do with the issues we face today. Here and now. But yeah defend the movie cause that seems to be our fucking accomplishment of the year. Mexicans by the way are starting to open and manage businesses...same as what the Indians BEEN doing. We falling behind while you hold on to what we did 1000 fucking years ago. I get it. You are to draw strength from the past, not use it to negate the grave issues we face now.

Anonymous said...

@9:10 Black billionaires In the U.S. data fuck data everything is a lie that is easily accessible (data)do you know that data is input The wealthiest WOMAN in the world is a black women in Africa that is a oil magnate where most of the oil is located stop being petty bout how many as oppose to how many of them do yourself understand they have stolen Not GAINED i'm not checking no white man data that is the only part of your "comment" I read the truthis never televised do yourself know of the richest live on the most expensive island n the WORLD is in africa and they ARE blacks outnumbering that will not be in a white mans controlled untruth data your told oprah is the wealthiest female because a white man put her on but she is NOT Do you kno a white man cannot even go to africa and by land in some african countries The United States is not the entire world ,truth is not practiced in u.s. it is hidden... Since you want talk about data do you know that whites are dying more at a higher rate then ever between ages of 25-50 yep "they "are worried about that it doesn't matter since you want used the word billionaire how many blacks We can survive and liveWothput , THEM they cannot

Anonymous said...

without <correction no one mentioned anything about billionaires you had too reach for something play on words does not work with myself

Anonymous said...

@9:10 and the values of homes have not increased in real value since the 50s but there are million dollar supposedly homes but really not WORTH that also Dony pictures released statement that it's A lie that ALL super-hΓ©ros are White and makes no sense keep portraying that when superman,batman come out everyone excited also sp wht not see some type of truths finally!!! and culture talk about culture not billions that is temporary illusion cant speak on anyone's woke status when you are obviously the sleep walking dead

Anonymous said...

Sony.... Why... not< corrections

Anonymous said...

@12:39 someone mention that movie saying it will not change anything well ppl watchin tv bein told they are lessor continuously from certain images purposely put out there over and over had changed and can change you to a lessor of yourself or have you believe the lie it is a brainwashing mechanisms tactic and if your life today is fucked it then that is on you the present today right now is more glorious then up think and if you do not see that you are still sleep I do not subscribe to programming television tells lies to your vision why do you think it's said now we will return to your REGULAR SChEDULED PROGRAMMING you are being programmed!!! wake up why think obama stated do not let your children watch tv!!!! Should research what we taught you remember whom you are makes a different why you think you were programmed to FORGET!!!! SMH

Anonymous said...

all i know is black skin tone ppl are waay more attractive to watch on a movie screen

Anonymous said...

Turn yo goofy down damm mafucka! Yes EVOLVED. There is no time constraint on growing. How the hell do you know if this was his first statement? He could have started his process years ago. And who are you to say that it's fake? Fucking troll bitch shut the fuck UP! Damm @snitch these plants outta control.

Anonymous said...

If he's evolved he'll discuss marrying a white woman and promoting light skinned or biracial women over women who look like him. Isn't that a part of his "irresponsibility" ??

Anonymous said...

@410 miss me with the plant bullshit. People love to pull that troll plant mole stuff out they ass cause somebody disagree with them. I stand by everything I said. U can simply google to get his thoughts, ventures, quotes, failure, and more bs. Maybe you should have tried it before you responded. He just saying this cause Jay in the picture. Sorry you too trusting in these fakes lol

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