Damon Dash Slams Kanye West For Not Supporting Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke
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Rap mogul Damon Dash has been on the warpath against the music industry for exploiting hip-hop culture and not giving back. Now the The former Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder is going after one of its own.
In an interview with Shade 45’s VIP Saturdays, Dame called out Kanye West for not supporting fellow Roc-a-Fella Records founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke who is currently serving a five-year prison sentence on drug charges.
“Kanye didn’t have the survival skills that he has to have,” he said. “Kanye’s built completely different than everyone in Roc-a-Fella.”
“Also, I’m a little tight with Kanye ’cause he hasn’t reached out to Biggs. I don’t like that s—. So, Kanye holler at me. I don’t like that,” he added.
Dash explains that it was Biggs who introduced West to the Roc and put him on as a producer for the label.
“Biggs was the one that really was like ‘Yo Dame, pay attention to what Kanye’s doing. Make sure you send him that music,” he recalled. “So, it’s just not — no one’s reaching back. Certain niggas have that’s why I’m not calling everybody up, but Kanye hasn’t.”
“He hasn’t checked on his kid. He hasn’t checked on his family,” he continued. “No trial, none of that. And the s— I’m hearing him complain about is irrelevant based on the fact that he doesn’t look back to the people that helped him. Until he hollers at me, I gotta have a conversation with him, period.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Dame talked about various projects he’s working on, including movies with Cam’ron and Pusha T as well as his Poppington clothing line. He also talked about Harlem and the importance of loyalty.
Before he left, Dame had one more message for Yeezy.
“Honestly, somebody call Kanye and ask him if he looked out for Biggs,” he said. “I’ve been seeing him spazz out over bulls—. Spazz out over the fact you not looking out for Biggs or his kid. That’s what he needs to spazz out about, period. Holler at me, Kanye.”