Mogul In The Making Stars On “Growing Up Hip Hop”
Budding entrepreneur Damon “Boogie” Dash announced he’s expanding his baked goods business by releasing a line of weed infused cookies.
The oldest son of former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash already owns “Chipz,” an online cookie company, and said he decided to move into the ganja-laced sweets space after he moved to California to help his father run several businesses.
“I want people to be able to eat stuff and feel good,” Boogie told us as he promoted season two of his show “Growing Up Hip Hop.” “Feel however they want to feel. So if you wanna get high, I got that for you. But if you wanna just have a good cookie, you can have a good cookie. I’m not going to limit myself to one market.”
Boogie said the culture in California – where voters will go to the polls next month to legalize the green – is one where marijuana is very popular, so adding pot to his cookie line was a no-brainer.
“Everybody smokes,” he said. “Everybody has been asking me to do it. And if I only had a half a penny for how many times I got asked, I’d probably be a billionaire right now.”
Boogie meanwhile said “Growing Up Hip Hop’s” second season would see him working with his cast mates on music, parties and festivals. Viewers will also see Dash’s experiences on the wrong side of the law – he was busted for DUI – but the case was eventually dropped.
“You’ll see me go through some ups and downs,” he said.
Besides the show, Boogie said he’s releasing a video game for the “Chipz” mascot, Gooby, as well as an album, hosting a radio show and DJing gigs in Los Angeles.
“Growing Up Hip-Hop” premieres Oct. 13 on We TV.