Da$h is a young'un rapper from New Jersey who also happens to be the nephew of Damon Dash. He may have hip-hop royalty running through his arteries, but that's no excuse to be wack. Thankfully he's not. Mainly tight-roping along boom-bap productions, his delivery whiffs ever so fruitfully of NYC troubadours, Mobb Deep.
We like mixtapes as much as every other hip-hop nerd who gets a kick out of finding hidden gems before they blow and are only reachable at private pool parties. And DA$H's 15 track V.I.C.E.S, which has been invading the nooks and crannies of hip-hop forums since it came out the other day, is no exception. To celebrate, we fired some, umm, quickfire questions in his direction.
Noisey: Hey Da$H, how's it going. So, why is this tape great?
Da$H: Is it? I just know it's mine. Thanks though.
What's your favourite thing on your iPod right now (can't be an audiobook)?
I got all the music on my phone so I would have to say "Polo Sporting Goods" by Retch.
Most annoying music question a journalist can ask (can't be anything we're about to ask)?
When people people ask who my favourite rapper is.
Who's your favourite rapper? Kidding. Can you make up a dramatic story about how you got into music?
After escaping a foreign country, I got reconstructive surgery due to a crime spree I was involved in. Then it dawned on me, I could be a rapper.
What do you think you'd be doing if you had a proper job?
HAHAHAHA, I've never had one so I don't know. I just know I would fucking hate it.
Can you sum up your music in a haiku?
IT'S ME AND I'M HIM,
AT A POKER GAME WITH A DEMON AND A PROSTITUTE,
NEW CAR MADE OF LAVA. SHOOTER NAMED HANSEL,
YOU SEE ME.
What's the best thing you've been in fancy dress?
I have some Ralph pieces that excite mothers around the world. So I guess, that. Yeah. What would your death row meal be?
Mad Thanksgiving food. Chicken, turkey, yams, collard greens, stuffing, banana pudding…all that shit.
Do you fold or scrunch?
All fine linen is hung up. The rest is scrunched in a suitcase. The same suitcase my life is in. What did you get your mum for Christmas?
I feel like I got her perfume and, like, bath and body products and stuff. I ain't good at shopping for girls. I just wanna get her a house.
And what did you do for Valentines day?
What day is that? I prolly got high. As always…hahaha. What's your favourite memory of public transport?
All of them. Between fights and getting drunk on the train. Smoking dope on the poppy bus. Smoking blacks on the MTA. All of it.
Who's your favourite person on Twitter?
My brotha Addie got the best Twitter hands down. Blackoutboyz yurdddd. Yurd, indeed.
Listen to 'V.I.C.E.S' below and follow Da$h on Twitter @HeirDash