ALPINE, N.J. -- Happy birthday to Alpine's Damon Ash!
Ash, who is best known as the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records along with Jay-Z, turns 44 on Tuesday, May 3.
Dash served as Jay-Z's former manager and business partner at Roc-a-Fella Records, and in 1999, he organized a tour for Jay-Z which made $19 million. The relationship between the two later soured.
Dash also dated R&B singer Aaliyah up until her death in 2001.