Damon Dash

Born:     May 3, 1971
Birthplace:   New York, NY
Zodiac Sign:  Taurus

Damon "Dame" Anthony Dash is an American entrepreneur, record executive, film producer, director and actor. Dash is best known as co-founder of Roc-A-Fella along with Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Kareem "Biggs" Burke.

Dash served as Jay-Z's former manager and business partner at Roc-A-Fella Records, and in 1999, he organized a tour for Jay-Z which made $19 million. Their relationship soured as a result of two subsequent events. The first was when Roc-A-Fella Records was purchased by Def Jam Recordings (which had previously only owned half of the company) in 2004, after which Jay-Z agreed to take a job as Def Jam's president. Then, in late 2005, Jay-Z bought Dash out of his stake in Rocawear. In April 2014, it was announced that Dash is also involved with Blind Debit, a fingerprint payment application being developed by Dez White.

Dash met R&B singer Aaliyah in the summer of 2000 through his accountant in New York City and dated her until her death on August 25, 2001, in a plane crash in The Bahamas. Though they were not formally engaged, in interviews given after Aaliyah's death, Dash stated that the couple had planned to marry. Source.