Over the past two years or so, Dame Dash’s DD172 art space has gained publicity for serving as a studio-of-sorts for acts like Curren$y, Stalley, Smoke DZA, and others affiliated with Ski Beatz’ albums and the BlakRoc project. But since June, it has been relatively quiet there as the Village Voice‘s Rosie Gray reported that folks could be seen moving equipment out of the space.
That all changed Wednesday evening, though, when New York City officials ascended upon DD172 to serve legal papers against its owner. According to Gray, Dash and his associates are accused of six counts of storing and selling alcoholic beverages without a license, or bootlegging as we all know it. Gray also noted that DD172 has had liquor-related troubles in the past, including violations of the liquor code in November 2010 and this past May.
Maybe this is why Ski Beatz’ 24 Hour Karate School albums got delayed so many times.