Damon Dash has announced plans to open galleries in South Carolina and Hong Kong.

The move comes after Dame opened Poppington Art Gallery in Manhattan in September.

“South Carolina is the New York of the South…with beaches…I like the town and there is a strong undiscovered artistic community from music to art,” said Dash to AllHipHop.

The galleries will be part of Dame’s DD 172 organization, and will “support the creation and distribution of works by artists, musicians, filmmakers and other creative types.”

“We will be bringing artist that we show in our New York gallery to the South and artists that we show in the South to the New York gallery,” added Dame. “It’s like a franchise. Next is Hong Kong.”

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