Watch The Debut Episode Of 'Loisaidas' Executive Produced By Kanye West And Dame Dash

Kanye West and Dame Dash are linking up again to push the hip hop culture forward. The pair have signed on to executive produce a series of short reels titled Loisaidas.

Serving as the first installment out of seven, the synopsis of the short film will focus on a group of guys' life in the grasp of Harlem, USA to the Lower East Side, NYC. The minisodes will also feature the Big Apple's own including The Lox, Smoke DZA and Murda Mook.

Dash later took to his Instagram account to express his appreciation for the hard work put into creating the visual. “I was able to make the movie I want and put it out when I felt like it and my core appreciaters of the art were able to see it first… No middleman..no stress…in biz that’s called proof of concept… And it can work for everybody you just have to believe in your self and put up your own bread…and fight for what you believe in…yourself…thank everyone that’s supporting…its appreciated and I’m gonna keep making movies and trust me not all violent and its not just me doing it its the whole team.”

I hope everyone is enjoying this experience...this straight to consumer way is the only way that adds up and it's works...I was able to make the movie I want and put it out when I felt like it and my core appreciaters of the art were able to see it first... No middleman..no stress...in biz that's called proof of concept... And it can work for everybody you just have to believe in your self and put up your own bread...and fight for what you believe in...yourself...thank everyone that's supporting...its appreciated and I'm gonna keep making movies and trust me not all violent and its not just me doing it its the whole team..we all had to believe in each other and while I was shooting I was the only person that knew exactly what vision I had in my brain @murdamookez thought I was crazy a lil but he trusted my vision every second I would call an audible @producerc had to deal with a lot of different kinds of people and my Progressive way of doing things @jonastysan was good cause we been shooting all over the world like this for the past 6 years but I wanna thank the whole crew for rocking out #harlemstickstogether @loisaidas @damondashstudios #cutoutthemiddleman #loisaidas @raquelmhorn and @poppingtonpups for the emotional support @heavenupinharlem_ @blackface112 @kushedgod @smokeysuarez @kevinjabennett @cleanliness @boogiedash @gloriousfrenchie @nym_lo @flowmoney__ @therealkiss @realsheeklouch @realholidaystyles

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Special shout-out to your new #CatWoman, the eternally graceful & extremely bad ass @ZoeKravitz. Keep shining Queen & welcome to the family! ♥️✨ pic.twitter.com/9YJ2EekcNG

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"Everybody around me said, 'Girl, don't do it. It's going to be the death of you. It's going to end your career.' But guess what I did? I followed my intuition and I did a movie called Catwoman and it bombed miserably," Berry said at 2004's Matrix Awards, per Glamour. "While it failed to most people, it wasn't a failure for me because I met so many interesting people that I wouldn't have met otherwise, I learned two forms of martial arts and I learned not what to do."

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