The former Roc-A-Fella associates have been known for not being agreeable since their fallout years ago. However, things seemed to be forgotten over the issues since there were no public outcries between the two in recent times. That all changed recently when a business move by Dame Dash got resistance from Jay-Z. Dame Dash attempted to sell his stake in Roc-A-Fella, with initial reports indicating that he intended to sell JAY’s debut album Reasonable Doubt as an NFT. Dash was swiftly sued by JAY-Z and Roc-A-Fella, with a judge prohibiting any potential sale of Reasonable Doubt as a non-fungible token.
Despite losing in court, Dash continued to fight for his cause. He spoke out against Jay-Z and his team in an interview with Rolling Stone. “When another black man calls another black man a thief, just to make him look bad, and so that they can devalue an asset that that other man owns, just because he won’t sell it to him at a low price — I don’t think the culture needs that,” Dash told Rolling Stone. “I just think it’s disappointing to also have a white lawyer calling me a thief on Juneteenth.”
Dash felt it was necessary to air our Jay-Z and his lawyer Alex Spiro since it is of his belief that he was simply looking to sell his stake in the company, claiming that JAY actually offered to buy his share for a price deemed “unacceptable.” Maintaining his right to sell — a deal that would see Dash parting with his third and JAY-Z retaining exclusive administration rights over the new owner — Dash has once again taken the offensive position, with The Hollywood Reporter sharing a new report on the mogul’s next move.
Apparently, Dash is now accusing JAY-Z of illicitly transferring the streaming rights of Reasonable Doubt to himself. As the publication outlines, Dash claims that Hov moved the rights to the album from Roc-A-Fella to S. Carter Enterprises without any proper authorization. Citing court documents, The Hollywood Reporter explains that Dash is “claiming unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, replevin and conversion,” as well as one million in damages.
The decades long feud between former friends and associates looks to be continuing without any resolution in sight. Any updates on the situation will be reported.