Music mogul Damon Dash has described soccer superstar David Beckham as an inferior version of himself.

The wealthy ROC-A-FELLA boss - who produced the Victoria Beckham track THIS GROOVE last year (03) - believes the Real Madrid ace still has some way to go before he can rival his own success on the world stage.

The savvy businessman says, "If David Beckham played basketball, soccer and rugby, and he was the world number one in each of them, he'd be a little like me."

New Yorker Dash, 32 - who specialises in the music, film and fashion arenas - boasts, "I'm the ambassador for my culture. I'm a marketing individual. I created a multi-million empire from scratch in less than 10 years.

"I'm a marketing guru. I'm a record producer, a film director, I'm a role model."

15/04/2004 14:27