Dame Dash “Hurt & Disappointed” By Ludacris’ Absence on BlakRoc

With Damon Dash’s new BlakRoc project hitting stands last Friday (November 28), hip-hop fans were shocked to find so many different types of artists together on one disc. Yet surprisingly, Ludacris, one of the rappers that was originally named as a feature on the disc, was nowhere to be found.

In a recent interview with streetlevel.com, Dash explained in detail why Luda refused to be on the eclectic album, which coupled Jim Jones, Pharoahe Monch, Mos Def, Rza, Raekwon, and Billy Danze of M.O.P. among others over instrumentals by indie rock group The Black Keys.

Apparently Dash found old vocals that Luda layed down for the never-released Ol’ Dirty Bastard Roc-A-Fella LP and wanted to use it for the BlakRoc disc. Yet the Atlanta rapper wasn’t down with the program.

“I was really hurt and disappointed with the way Ludacris carried the situation,” the Roc-A-Fella co-founder said. “Because When Ol’ Dirty first died we had a record with Ludacris, and we were gonna put it out, and [Ludacris and his longtime manager Chaka Zulu] were like we need to get paid. Come on man he’s dead, that was like a recoupable cost against his project and hes gonna have to take care of his family with that and they wouldn’t clear the record.” [Watch below]

“We were like let’s remix the Ol’ Dirty record cause I wanted to get him back out there and they love dirty,” he reasoned about resurrecting the verse. “…That’s the only vocal that I found in that period of time, where there wasn’t any music underneath it. So they were able to remix the record and Ludacris was on it. So I was like I know they’re gonna give me a problem.”

“Finally I get Chaka and he goes ‘I didn’t like the record,’” he added, “’[and] Ludacris hasn’t heard it’…an hour later Ludacris calls and he says ‘I don’t like the record, you gotta repect my creative.’ And I’m like ‘yo dog, first of all this is for Ol’ Dirty, that’s gonna put him back on and we could put his stuff out for his estate but second of all trust me, I shouldn’t have to clear nothing, I would never deny you. Just based on our relationship, we know each other, how do you do that to anybody in your same culture.”

BlacRoc is currently available in stores and online and repotedly all parties involved are already working on a sequel. —Elan Mancini

  • AZ40

    So basically you mad cuz luda wanted to get paid for his verse? Does the “cakeaholic” do anything for free?

    • chitchat

      Fa real. Who told Dame that dead rappers get free verses? If he feels like that why don’t he pay Luda?

  • tommy gunz

    jiggaman paid off cris to go against dame

  • Justice4all

    Who cares? Luda is somewhere picking up plastic.

  • gkid12345

    Luda is a selfish dude, i personally don’t like him cuz he’s one of those people that think dat since he got bread he better than somebody. Homie without that bread you aint shit and with that bread you still aint shit just another fake south cat that faked it till he made it pimp

  • Money Mitch

    What’s with these leather members only jackets?? A bad idea is a bad idea it doesn’t matter what you make it out of!

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    that luda and south comment is stupid. stoopid in gucci mane voice. i mean that was creditable like almost fifteen years ago, but the south been runnin the game for the past ten years or so. get over it. Dame needs to get over it. he wasn’t that good of a manager. he was lucky. Dash would get upset when he was at the top of the game if he was asked to clear deals and etc.

  • Enlightened

    All of the respect I had gained for Damon Dash since he fell off and got humble… I just lost it again

    Why would he expect Luda to give up his fee to “Ol’ Dirty’s family”? Is Dame Dash going to give up his Executive Producer money? Fuck No.

    Also, if he thinks the shit is trash, then he thinks it’s trash. Don’t nobody wanna be on a bullshit song. Niggas got standards.

    But even after all that, this is the type of shit we should never hear about. I lost respect for this nigga for even bringing this shit up and making it an issue. Stop whining nigga.

  • 2nose

    Maybe it’s different here in Canada, but my copy of BlakRoc has Ludacris’ verse on the album…? I don’t know what this article is talking about, or if the info was false, but on my copy, ludacris is definately there.
    Though i wish he, and the song in general, wasn’t. it’s the worst one on the album.

  • Dat Nigga

    Dame needs to find something else to do…count your money and stay out the music game it’s moved on without you brah brah

  • Jay

    a wise man once said “if your good at something, never do it for free.”

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  • Vic De Zen

    That does sound a little greedy on Luda’s part.Dude’s already rich as anything. C’mon Luda!

  • Shawty J

    If someone doesn’t want you to clear them, take their verse out and find someone else to do. No need get all emo about complaining about how “hurt” you were.

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    GOT THAT OTHER SHIT ON THERE, BUT THE ALBUM IS HOTT, COP IT,BLACKROC.

  • mikel

    the song with luda is on the copy i got, dont know what the fuck this is about…song is garbage for the record

  • stevo

    the blackroc album is garbage, downloaded and got rid of it in a week

  • sc

    luda is selfish he just had a luda day and gave away 30 cars to needy people he propably didnt wana be on the record cause everyone on that cd bricks everytime they put out a record he probably doesnt want his name mentioned with all those fall offs i wouldnt either.

  • NotoriousAGC

    (yawn)….

  • MUDDY WATER

    good interview. i see DD still out talks everybody lol! its good to see that somebody is doin somethin without all the political views and all the lets put this person with this person bs cause over half that shit is GARBAGE! also lets look at the postive not the negative it doesnt matter what was done behind close doors its good music lets enjoy that for a change!

  • Stephen

    This album is dope

  • Caine

    Dame has alwayz been an emotional ass nigga. Nothin new there…Although aint shit in dis world free!!!

  • Gift

    I feel yall niggas talkin bout Dame, cuz he can be pretty emotional at times, but YALL NIGGAS ALSO NEED TO KEEP IT REAL!!!OL’DB IS DEAD AND GONE, AND IN CASE YOU’VE BEEN SLEEPING UNDER A ROCK, YALL KNOW DUKE GOT LIKE 11, 12, 13 KIDS. hOW THE FUCK YOU GONNA SIT ON YOUR RICH ASS AND TRY AND CHRG TO HAVE A VERSE THAT YOU PUT ON A DEAD NIGGAS SONG? LUDA HANDELED THAT SITUATION LIKE A BITCH. jUST LET IT BE KNOWN FROM THE JUMP THAT YOU WANTED TO DO SOMETHING NEW.

  • Ruc

    Man dude above me needta shut da fuck up. How’s he a bitch cuz he wants shit dat comes out in 2009 to be UP-2-Date wit his creativity. Dat shit Dame talkin is sum bullshit cuz if u REALLY wanna do sumn 4 Ol’ Dirty u gon do it regardless of who da fuck is on da track wit em….Besides…Wen u had power wat da fuck did yo ass do 4 free? Bitch Big Pun dead too. Go ressurect sum verses 4 him n tryta bring him n Fat Joe back 2 life while u out doin “Hip-Hop Charity”. Otherwise…SHUT DA FUCK UP, STOP CRYIN OVA ANUH NIGGA VERSE, N START RAPPIN YA MUHFUKIN SELF!….LMMFAO @CHA WEAK ASS!

  • Ruc

    Basically……Respect a nigga wishes lol….