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E192: Dame Dash: The Man That DISCOVERED & Built Jay-z & Kanye West!

November 3, 2022

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett


Dame Dash is the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records and the producer who discovered Jay-Z and  Kanye West. A legend of hip hop and rap who changed not only the dominant sound within the genre, he totally upended the way it operated as a business. In this conversation, he tells his story. Always knowing that he could never work for anyone else, nor could he sell out his business to ‘corporates’, his has been the life of a true ‘independent’, going from one start up venture to the next with only one thing seemingly connecting his wildly diverse businesses: it was what he wanted to do. In a raw and frank conversation Damon reveals the lessons he’s learnt from his triumphs and successes, his regrets, his proudest achievements, and the philosophy he’s developed and honed from them all. Topics: Early years Losing your mother What is your dark side Where did you get your mindset from? Why did Roc-a-fella win? Whats the right type of dream to set How do you stay focused? How sustainable is your ambition? The importance of honour and loyalty Discovering Kanye Regrets with Roc-a-fella Kanye West I don’t trust anyone Hard work Therapy The hardest moment in your life What lessons are you teaching your 5 children? Visualisation The last guest question Dame: Instagram: Twitter: The Dairy sign up link: Watch the episodes on Youtube: Follow us on Telegram: Sponsors: Craftd -  BlueJeans - Huel -