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We all know that Damon Dash has been going “through it” for the past few years. After losing damn near everything, the real question is will he be able to make it through all of this turmoil and get back on top?

Former rap mogul and emperor of bling Damon Dash may soon have a new moniker: turnaround king. The question on the minds of hip hop cognoscenti, the glitterati and reporters alike is whether Dash, who co-founded the twin cash cows of rap music and fashion, Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear, will earn the dubious distinction of actually living a “hard knock life” after having earned a fortune for producing a smash record of the same name.

The mogul, once one of the ten richest and most powerful men in hip-hop, is now reportedly broke. He lost his home, and a Manhattan judge even ordered the city to seize his SUV because he couldn’t afford his monthly car note.

However, some observers vouch for his ability to stage a comeback. “At the end of the day, he’s an entrepreneur,” says Lola Ogunnaike, a journalist who wrote for Vibe and Rolling Stone magazines and who was the top culture reporter for The New York Times. “He’s not necessarily a music man; he’s a businessman, and wherever there’s a check to be made, he’s going to look into it.”

Read the entire article at The Atlanta Post



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