Dame Dash's DD172 music collective is expanding into the Far East. Dame is taking his collective overseas and announced the launch of his Hong Kong division. The DD172 collective has released celebrated projects from Ski Beatz, Curren$y and others, and Dame is partnering with Shelly Pecot and Chinese rapper MC Yan to spearhead the expansion.
“Shelly [Pecot] was my neighbor in New York a few years back [before moving to China],” said Dash. “We shared the same rooftop and our kids played together."
"The old model of music, where artists try to get on the radio and then sell albums, is dead. We want to do multimedia, with short films and art exhibitions on top of the beats," he explained. "The point of these shows – these collaborations – is to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern music. Music can break any barrier, be it cultural or language.”