Damon Dash Sued By JAY-Z's Old Label Roc-A-Fella Records - The Company He Helped Co-Found

HipHop News Posted on June 19, 2021 at 6:25am

Damon Dash Sued By JAY-Z's Old Label Roc-A-Fella Records - The Company He Helped Co-Found

The saying goes 'you can't knock the hustle' but sometimes dead presidents force the issue to boil down to politics as usual.

New York, NY – Former Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder and music mogul Damon Dash has shared an indirectly bitter relationship with JAY-Z for years and things don’t appear to be any different in 2021.

TMZ reports that the 50-year-old industry vet recently caught a lawsuit after he allegedly tried to auction off JAY-Z’s 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt album in NFT format. The auction never went down but Damon Dash is being accused of “frantically scouting for another venue to make the sale” in efforts to cash out what he feels he is owed.

Despite being listed as an executive producer, having dialogue on the Hip Hop classic album and even being photographed for the CD booklet, Roc-A-Fella Records and attorney Alex Spiro declared he has no legal ownership of the album and filed suit. The prosecution is also demanding Damon Dash turn over any Reasonable Doubt NFTs he may have already prepped for sale.

21 years ago today, JAY-Z released his debut album #ReasonableDoubt 😳 pic.twitter.com/FMAxZcdLLx

— Hip Hops Revival (@hiphopsrevival) June 25, 2017

JAY-Z has historically been protective of his Reasonable Doubt brand, having retained the masters for years and even going all out for its 10th anniversary at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for a black-tie concert.

He’s also repeatedly stated Reasonable Doubt is his best album.

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Dame Dash makes for the second Reasonable Doubt lawsuit this week following allegations revered Hip Hop photographer Jonathan Mannion was pilfering hundreds of unreleased images used for the album cover photoshoot for profits.


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