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Dame Dash Claims He Was Offered A 'Disrespectful' Number From Jay-Z For His Shares In Roc-A-Fella Records

Dame Dash has come forward with a new claim regarding his previous legal battle with Jay-Z.

Feb 1, 2023

Dame Dash On His Friendship With Jay-Z And The Music Business — 'They Make One Sell Out The Other, Divide And Conquer'

Dame Dash is opening up with his account of him and Jay-Z’s brotherhood, which he believes took a left turn into betrayal.  

Aug 24, 2022

Damon Dash Reportedly Ordered To Pay Over $800K In Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Damon Dash has lost the “Dear Frank” lawsuit. According to TMZ, the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records has been ordered to pay Josh Webber and Muddy Waters Pictures more than $800,000 to settle the company’s lawsuit for defamation and copyright infringement. “I will get every penny due my clients,” promises Chris Brown, the attorney for the plaintiffs in the matter. According to HipHopDX, though, the two parties weren’t shy about exchanging verbal barbs in the media regarding the matter. Webber went on a tear on Instagram (which has since been deleted) calling Damon Dash a liar and accusing him of everything from the verbal abuse of the staff to being high on the set. For his part, Dash claimed that Webber was a “culture vulture” and was “trying to take credit for a Black man’s work.” It bears noting that while Webber’s rants have been deleted, Dash’s rants have not — and according to legal experts, this may have worked against him in the matter. Molly B. Kenny, who works in divorce...

The 'Reasonable Doubt' NFT Feud Brews — Damon Dash Claims He And Jay-Z 'Are No Where Near A Settlement'

Editorial Note: This piece was edited on March 17, 2022, at 4:01 p.m. EST. — Could the beef between Jay-Z and Damon Dash soon be ending? The clash first began after Jay-Z sued Dash for allegedly attempting to sell his debut album “Reasonable Doubt” as a non-fungible token (NFT) without his permission, as previously shared by AfroTech. His attorneys described the matter as “brazen theft” due to him not having the “right to sell the copyright or any individual ownership interests in ‘Reasonable Doubt.’” Although the lawsuit had been filed, Dash was adamant about continuing with the NFT auction. In addition, his lawyer countersued Jay-Z against what he believed to be false claims and for reportedly changing all the streaming rights for “Reasonable Doubt” “without authorization or agreement” from all Roc-A-Fella Inc. partners. “The misinformation was put out there from me selling my third of the company. It wasn’t misconceived. It was a lie,” Dash shared with Variety. “Jay doesn’t have...

Mar 17, 2022

Despite Legal Pushback, Damon Dash Plans To Move Forward With 'Reasonable Doubt' NFT Auction

The Damon Dash and Jay-Z beef has just kicked up a notch now that the “Reasonable Doubt” non-fungible token (NFT) auction could still be underway. Last month, AfroTech reported that Jay-Z proceeded with a lawsuit against his former business partner for trying to sell his 1996 debut album as an NFT without his permission. But Dash, a Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder, has his mind set on selling his portion of the record label despite legal threats. According to Variety, the legal proceedings between the two went beyond the NFT sale. While Dash was waiting to “mint” the album, his lawyer sued Jay-Z for supposedly switching the streaming rights for “Reasonable Doubt” from Roc-A-Fella Inc. to the rapper’s own LLC in licensing the music to Spotify, Apple and other streaming platforms. The outlet also reported that Dash’s lawyers then filed a summons in New York Supreme Court on July 13 with these claims — which included breach of fiduciary duty — that Jay-Z transferred all streaming rights...

Jul 22, 2021

How Timing And Going Viral Just Changed One Artist's Life: 'Five Days Ago I Was Homeless'

A random store run on Easter Sunday changed this man’s life forever! Richard Hutchins was once an artist who lived on the streets of Los Angeles, but now he’s turning his life around after landing his paintings in the right hands. According to The Grio, Hutchins began living on the streets due to his art studio burning down a few years ago. That all changed during a trip to Ralph’s grocery store when Hutchins met Charlie Rocket, a philanthropist and founder, who just so happens to be the former manager to the rapper, 2 Chainz. In an interview with TMZ, Rocket explains the moments that led up to meeting Hutchins. “I went into Target, and I’ve never seen Target closed before, Walmart, Target, they’re just always open,” said Rocket. “So I was like, you know what, let’s go over to Ralphs, we pull up to Ralphs, and this guy is sitting on a shopping cart with amazing energy. [Richard] said, ‘Nephew, I like your car let me drive it.’” For Rocket, meeting Hutchins was fate. “I was like, ‘I...

Jul 6, 2021

Jay-Z Sues Damon Dash For His NFT Sale Attempt Of 'Reasonable Doubt'

Could this be the end of the Roc Boys for good? Jay-Z is suing his former Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder, Damon Dash. According to Page Six, Jay-Z’s attorneys are accusing Dash of trying to sell his debut album “Reasonable Doubt” as a non-fungible token (NFT), a new form of currency that’s making waves on the art market. They allege that he is attempting to do so without Jay-Z’s permission. In paperwork filed on Friday in New York’s Southern District Court, Jay-Z’s lawyers issued the following statement: “Dash had planned to sell at a SuperFarm Foundation online auction on Jun. 23…the copyright to Jay-Z’s album ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ recognized as one of the greatest recordings in history.” The documents also further explain that Jay-Z along with his Roc-A-Fella co-founders Dash and Kareem Burke all own one-third of the shares in the record label and in his 1996 album “Reasonable Doubt.” It also explains that the mentioned auction has now been canceled. “That auction was canceled and...

Jun 21, 2021

Did You Know MC Hammer "Owns A Piece Of Twitter"?

Although MC Hammer may not be a household name in music anymore, those in the tech industry remain very familiar. After exiting the rap game, MC Hammer, real name Stanley Kirk Burrell, set his eyes on Silicon Valley.  Hammer began founding and investing in tech companies in the mid-90s. The rapper/dancer/actor has reportedly invested in over a dozen tech startups over time, including Twitter and YouTube. During a recent sit down with mogul Damon Dash, rapper and fellow tech investor Chamillionaire revealed a discussion he had with MC Hammer, making the shocking revelation that Hammer “owns a piece of Twitter.” According to Chamillionaire, he ran into MC Hammer at a tech conference at Facebook’s headquarters. There, he had a four-hour conversation with Hammer who was frustrated with giving rappers investment advice they never took. “He was basically saying, and I understand he was frustrated,” Chamillionaire tells Dash. “He was like, ‘I give the game about these tech companies to all...

Feb 13, 2020