Never underestimate the love of a father.
Dame Dash may be a staple in Black culture, but just as he has supported and championed some of the biggest names in music as a business mogul, the same applies as a father of five.
Dame Dash...The Supportive Dad
“I paid for my daughter’s college, but I told her, you don’t have to go to college,” he said during an appearance on the Very Finance podcast.
He further explained his thought process behind wanting his daughter to know that she can dream big, and that he’d be right there to support her.
“She wanted to be a model at the time,” he explained. “Those four years would have been the prime years for her, you understand what I’m saying?”
Now that she’s completed her studies, Dame detailed how — if it were up to him — he would have spent the money that he invested to put her through school.
Dame Dash...The Self-Made Entrepreneur
“I would have way preferred to just give her a quarter million dollars as a salary or at least invest a quarter million dollars in the business for her,” he shared.
Now that his son is taking a similar educational route, Dame reiterated that there are just some things that are not being taught in school.
“I’m telling him, I’m like, ‘I just did this with your sister. If I’m paying for college, you’re going to listen to your professor, but you’re going to have to listen to me too,” he expressed.
And if he knew what was best, Dame’s son might just want to listen up to what his father has to say.
As previously reported by AfroTech, the serial entrepreneur has never been one to shy away from dropping gems about the lessons he’s learned. As a business mogul, he’s had a hand in helping to launch and run one of the most successful record labels, Roc-A-Fella Records, throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
Dame Dash...The Teacher
Although he was once a student of the game, Dame is now a teacher to his children to ensure that they’re also learning valuable lessons that cannot be taught in school.
“This is my first lesson. Tell me what your dreams are,” he shared, noting that his son often finds trouble coming up with a response.
“It’s the hardest question for him to answer,” he said. “They don’t teach dreaming in school because none of the principals knew how to dream. I’m like, ‘How you teaching the teachers to teach the kids how to dream if you don’t?’ ‘So, in order to teach these kids how to be fearless, y’all got to be fearless.'”