Darien Dash (born July 21, 1992), better known by his stage name, Dash (stylized as Da$h) is an American rapper from Hackensack, New Jersey and is mostly known for being a member of the hip hop collective A$AP Mob. He is the only member that doesn't have the A$AP moniker in his name.
Life and career:
He is also the nephew of Jay Z's former manager Damon Dash. Da$h started rapping around the age of sixteen and uploaded music on MySpace with his friends for fun. After that, he really saw that people were starting to notice him and was actually interested in him. He decided he wanted to take rapping seriously. He appeared on the A$AP Mob compilation mixtape, Lord$ Never Worry released on August 28, 2012. He has collaborated with lots of artists such as Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, Boldy James, Vince Staples, and A$ton Matthews. In 2013, Dash released his critically acclaimed mixtape V.I.C.E.S with features from Action Bronson, Vince Staples, and ASAP Mob members ASAP Nast and ASAP Ferg, and more, with production from Larry Fisherman, Randomblackdude, Thelonious Martin, and more.
He is a member of The Heirs which stands for High Everyday Ignoring Rules and is signed to Damon Dash's label DD172 and Jay Z's Roc-A-Fella Records. The two main artist he mostly collaborates with are fellow New Jersey-based rapper RetcH and record producer Mordecai Beats. His latest release was a two track EP called, That Time We Smoked Dust with RetcH that was released on May 6, 2014.
In 2014, in an interview with New York music magazine The Fader, Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt said that Da$H was staying at his apartment in Los Angeles, and that they were working on music together. Earl had previously produced the track 'Whalé' off of Da$H's V.I.C.E.S mixtape, as well as appearing with him on Mac Miller's track, 'New Faces V2'.
Growing up his musical influences were Mobb Deep, Method Man, Beanie Sigel, and AZ.
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