XXcLusive: Damon Dash Confirms Mos Def Movie, Talks New Radio & TV Ventures

The Ultimate Hustler is back at it. In a recent interview with XXLMag.com, former Roc-A-Fella big wig Damon Dash spoke about his latest business ventures including a new Televison network, internet radio station and a movie with rapper/actor Mos Def.

Mos first spoke on the possibility of the film— a documentary about an obscure all-black punk band named Death from the 1970s Detroit scene— in July. Now Dame says the movie has already started filming. Dame told XXL that him and Mos will share production duties and Coodie and Chike, the Chicago-based duo known for their work on videos for Kanye West (“Through the Wire”), and Mos (“Ghetto Rock”), will be directing the flick.

Coodie and Chike are also working with Dame in his new TV venture, Creative Control. The network, which has a trailer online on their website, is launching on November 27. At press time it is uncertain where its home will be.

Another project the Harlem entrepreneur is working on is an Internet radio station called Magnet Radio. “I think it’s gonna launch in a couple weeks and it’s just really for good music,” he said. “It’s not about getting money or all the ads, or things like that it’s really about giving people a platform to hear good music…I think the whole world is getting ready to turn for that. It feels like good music is gonna take the forefront and people with a good show. I think that’s the good business model.”

As XXLMag.com previously reported Dame recently thought his hat back into the music business. He is producing a new album called Blac Roc which finds a slew of rappers rhyming over music made by rock group The Black Keys. Featuring appearances by Mos, Jim Jones, Ludacris, Q-Tip, Raekwon, RZA, Billy Danze of M.O.P., Pharoahe Monch and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, among others, the disc is set for a release on the day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday in the world of retail. It will be the first album on a new label started by Dash and the Keys. –Jesse Gissen

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  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Welcome back, Sir Cake-A-Holic! Good luck!


  • http://xxl cooper

    dame is lame and broke to be honest his hustle is loose , he is a Harlem nigga right ,as far as i know harlem cats dont put out wack shit!But he does!!!!!!!!!!!! Waisting ur fuckin time and the lil bit of money that u have left to put out bullshit ? Give that shit to someone that is homeless………..Cake -a -holic my ass Mr. i dont wear the same socks ever! Gte the fuck outta here, i hope u got that truck back out of the impound ol bum ass nigga! I know i got more cash then Lame Dash?

    • http://XXLmag.com Kareem

      U a straight hater cuz. Dame owns a shoe company, a record label & other ventures. if u got more money than him then what the hell do u own? Stop talkin’ stupid! LMAO

      • GregSIDE

        I second that shit. “I got more money…” Really? You just an an internet thug who sits at the computer all day mad cause he ain’t making no moves. Whens the last time you ran a success full record label? Or what about making movies? Shit, when you did anything productive with your life? Just for the record, I ain’t no big fan of Dame, I just get tired of reading retarded haters comments? At least say something to back your opinions up.

  • BeerGangsta

    I am glad Dame back on the Money game again. I know he see J with all this success going on. Dame be like dam we was partner. J out Grinding you Dame. Dame still got that big house in LA. Dame is still the Harlem Hustler!!

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  • King

    anything with the word Dame Dash and Jim Jones I don’t want to purchase or be a part of…I’m on to classy stuff…thanks!

    no hate just preference.

  • Gift

    That’s good shit for mr Cake-a-holic, and fuck the haters. Dame still sitting on bread. All those millions of albums sold under Rocafella, I know he still has cake. And how the fuck is something that’s new and creative, and not some dancing ass shit considered bullshit. Dame ain’t even came out w/this shit yet and I already see niggas wit hatin ass comments. I bet these will be the same niggas tryin to hop back on his dick later, once he get back at it full force. Hiphop stand up!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Damn Dame back at it again….this dude making major moves in a tight time period! If Jim Jones wasn’t on that album, I would consider getting it…

  • Fireforreal

    I’m suprised this is the first interview in 5 years not mentioning something about Jay-z and if it wasn’t for him and Jay ain’t this jya ain’t that blah blah blah! I wonder does he still only wear socks once since he filed for bankruptcy LOL

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  • Dirty Needles

    Yeah it makes me proud to see Dame is taking a different approach to music. Of course whatever he does he wants it to be lucrative but this time around his concern to the integrity of the music is of high priority.

    Quality and Integrity sadly aren’t held to the highest degree when it comes to Hip Hop and it’s fans.

  • Maurice L Dees

    welcome back dame i need a job.


    I love Mos Def, and State Property 2 and Paper Soliders are in my top 10 funny movies of all time!! Can’t wait!!!!


  • Mr. LockerRoom

    I Told niggas Dame will be back. People seem to forget he taught shawn carter how master the corporate world. Dame is the true defintion of a true hustler in the game. The ones who dont understand and will never get money in their lifetime any way. C.C (Cake-A-Holic Committee) 4ever

  • http:trackzondemand.webs.com mr. trackzondemand

    I like that creative control concept. I think its going to be monumental. I feel what Dame Dash is doing. It look like next big thing to me, I’m trying to be down with the creative control movement.

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