Nobody really knows exactly what happened between Jay-Z and Dame Dash when the Roc-A-Fella record label they founded with Kareem “Biggs” Burke and grew into a hip hop juggernaut was sold to Island Def Jam a decade later. The friends and longtime collaborators stopped working together, and, in Dash’s own words, have only seen each other a couple times in the past 15 years.
Jay ended up becoming the CEO of Def Jam for a time and continued putting out classic albums, while Dash has worked on various film, music, and personal projects, such as producing Losaidas with Kanye west, going on epic rants, and that time he helped Victoria Beckham with her rap album.
The behind-the-scenes story of Roc-a-Fella’s end as an independent label, and its earlier rise as one of the most legendary outfits in the game, may soon be told, though, via a limited-run TV series. Deadline reported that Dash has teamed with producer Lemuel Plummer to develop a show that say will offer a “brutally honest account” of the Roc-a-Fella story, including “Dash’s relationships with Aaliyah and Rachel Roy,” as well as the end of his business partnership with Jay.