Rapper Kanye West recently spoke on how he has embraced his overseas presence and how former Roc-A-Fella Records boss Damon “Dame” Dash played a huge role on influencing him to explore the overseas market.
West explains how Dame became aware of the importance of his talent to travel overseas and building an image in the United Kingdom back in the early 2000’s.
“I think it was when Damon Dash had me and some other Roc-A-Fella artists come over. He stressed the importance of connecting with London, especially. Then we went to France, and I hated France when we first went there. Now, of course, I love it,” Kanye said in an interview. “But at the time, there was a rapper out of Chicago who wanted me to show up at some event of his, and he was trying to threaten me in some way physically if I didn’t show up because we had done a record together. And Dame Dash had to man-up on the situation and apply a bit of gangster to have them fall back, just for me to be able to get on that first flight to London.” (Interview Magazine)
“West filed legal docs in NY trying to get a judge to force the people behind Coinye to immediately SHUT DOWN the marketing and sale of the virtual currency, which can be used to buy goods and services through various online merchants. “ (TMZ)