Damon Dash Through The Years
A career time line of the meteoric rise and precipitous downfall of Jay-Z's old business partner.
See also: Hard Knock Life: The Ballad of Damon Dash
1995: With partner Kareem Burke, Dash and Carter launch Roc-A-Fella Records and the next year release Carter's first album as Jay-Z, Reasonable Doubt, which goes platinum.
1999: Dash and Jay-Z cofound Rocawear clothing. Dash will later tell CBS, "I want it to be a $1 billion company."
Pictured: With then-fiancée Aaliyah weeks before her death, at the New York City premiere of The Others (2001).