Damon Dash and Mos Def unite in Death

Damon Dash, the business mogul behind rap label Roc-A-Fella, was never happy with just slinging hip-hop music. First it was Roca Wear and the clothing industry. Now, under his Dash Films, the man called Dame is teaming with Brooklyn MC Mos Def for a film you’re probably not expecting.

The man who is one half of Black Star and the man who ran with Dipset are coming together to produce a film about Death. Formed by brothers Bobby, David and Dannis Hackney in 1971, Death was a Detroit-based rock band of three African American males that made pre-punk in a time where the genesis of that music was mostly white.

“It’s going to be great,” Mos told Filter earlier this year. “These dudes were pre-Sex Pistols, pre-Bad Brains, pre-all that shit, and nobody knows them. I don’t understand how the whole world could forget them.”

According to Dash, the film has started filming and will be directed by Coodie and Chike, who have also directed videos for Kanye West and Mos Def himself. Dash will also be launching an Internet radio station called Magnet Radio and a new TV venture called Creative Control, which has a trailer at its official site.

Stay tuned for more details.


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