not to say that he didnt contribute to his own exile
but in addition to all info thats before us, its never really mebtioned that this downsized music industry doesnt have much place for Dame dash type intermediaries...pretty much all of the figures like him have been squeezed out of the picture. why pay him to do what they think they can do on their own. dame dash coexisting alongside a lyor aint the model no more...it's just a lyor now...like so many other positions and processes (artist development ) his spot was rendered obsolete.
a man like him cannot exist in music today without powerful sponsorship (jay z) ...if kendrick felt like he could go further without top dawg, they would be no more top dawg....no more as currently know it at least