Dash was the entrepreneur, while Jay, a former drug dealer turned rapper, was the talent. “So I had to, but then it was just like, ‘Fuck it.’” One year after Aaliyah’s passing, in 2002, rumors began circulating of a growing rift between Dash and Jay.
In 1996, after the major labels passed on Jay Z’s debut album, “I was going at her, and Jay was going at her. Dash had signed his childhood pal Cam’ron to Roc-A-Fella—much to Jay’s chagrin—and attempted to install him in an executive post at the label, a move that was blocked by Jay.
“Solange was defending Beyoncé in the elevator because Solange finds Jay’s friendship with Rachel to be WAY too close for comfort and it makes Solange very uncomfortable,” a source told Hollywood Life.The people I fought with to make money for him, Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles”—Def Jam execs—“he’s made friends with. It’s like if your brother leaves you.” “The problem was with Dame his truth was more accurate and more closer to what mine was, but his technique was harsh for me as a young kid and stuff,” said West. Around this time, in 2005, he married Rachel Roy, a former creative director at Rocawear who—with Dash’s help—had launched an eponymous fashion line.They had two daughters before splitting in 2009, and in April of last year, their custody battle came to an end less than a year after the Met Ball incident.He knew her before I did,” Dash told Hip-Hop Motivation. Furthermore, since Jay was planning his retirement after The Black Album, Dash was plotting his own future, rounding up a stable of artists he’d discovered.“It was just a situation where Aaliyah was the type of girl that would give you a shot. “At a certain point, I got ready to depend on my other artists,” Dash later told New York magazine.
Always in Beyonce's shadow despite her own immense talent, Solange had a few stints in Destiny's Child, before signing with her father's Mathew's Music World Entertainment label; he and he girls' mother Tina had quit their jobs to focus on their eldest child's career.