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Dame Dash continued his tirade against “culture vultures” this week, his latest target being Complex and its founder Marc Ecko.

On Instagram, Dash called Ecko “the fashion version of Lyor Cohen,” and furthermore, claims his business model is to “make money off of urban people.”

“He is the fashion version of Lyor Cohen his Buisness model is make money of urban people… He did it in fashion but Ecko got corny fast now he thinks he’s gonna do it again with content…” Dash declared.

He goes on to question why Complex gets paid, by running ads/commercials against an artist’s video, while the artists themselves, don’t.

“When @complex plays artist videos on there sights and all of the artist content on @complex and @vladtv how come they get paid and the artist don’t?….there are commercials…” Dash questioned. “I asked @vladtv and he said he was doing us a favor promoting our stuff while they got paid… Please don’t try to play the millennial generation I’m gonna at least give my culture the information so they don’t get robbed early and he doesn’t own @complex a hedge fund does he’s a nerd with a hedge fund who’s Buisness model is Rob our culture #culturevulture no disrespected to complex staff yall always been cool wit me but your man is out of line and he’s a lame and I’m not just gonna talk about it im going to make a move on you and your whole company watch.. ”

On Twitter, Dash wrote, “Artist are being robbed by complex.”

According to Damon Dash, the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, artists and those listening to his argument will thank him later. “I walk it like I talk it…,” he says. “This is a fight a lot won’t understand but trust me you will thank me later business is war everyday I’m just gonna let yall see it first hand.”

As reported by HipHopDX, Complex sometimes funds artists to premiere music videos on Complex TV, including acts such as Run The Jewels and The Dipset.

Do you agree with Damon Dash’s argument? Or, is he reaching? After all, the media has helped many reach a larger audience, and via advertising, they pay their staffs and cover their overhead costs, as well as make a profit. Let us know what you think.

This is Marc Ecko to me he is the fashion version of Lyor Cohen his Buisness model is make money of urban people… He did it in fashion but Ecko got corny fast now he thinks he's gonna do it again with content…when @complex plays artist videos on there sights and all of the artist content on @complex and @vladtv how come they get paid and the artist don't?….there are commercials… I asked @vladtv and he said he was doing us a favor promoting our stuff while they got paid… Please don't try to play the millennial generation I'm gonna at least give my culture the information so they don't get robbed early and he doesn't own @complex a hedge fund does he's a nerd with a hedge fund who's Buisness model is Rob our culture #culturevulture no disrespected to complex staff yall always been cool wit me but your man is out of line and he's a lame and I'm not just gonna talk about it im going to make a move on you and your whole company watch.. I walk it like I talk it… This is a fight a lot won't understand but trust me you will thank me later business is war everyday I'm just gonna let yall see it first hand

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