Damon Dash Fires Back At JAY-Z's Roc-A-Fella Lawsuit

Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash reportedly caught a lawsuit from Roc-A-Fella and attorney Alex Spiro for trying to auction off Hov’s 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt in NFT format. Although the auction never took place, Dash stands accused of “frantically scouting for another venue to make the sale.”

Now, Damon Dash is firing back and alleging JAY-Z’s offer to buy his share of the

company was too low, so he’s simply seeking other avenues.

According to sources, Dash claims the lawsuit is “full of inaccuracies” and points out it’s

not just Reasonable Doubt he’s trying to sell. Rather, it’s his entire stake in Roc-A-Fella


He says JAY-Z attempted to buy his one-third share of Roc-A-Fella in March at a price he

“deemed unacceptable,” so he’s simply looking for another buyer. When and if he finds

the buyer, Dash says, “Under the terms of the deal with a potential buyer, the buyer

would buy my share of Roc a Fella Records and JAY-Z will have exclusive administration


Dash believes the lawsuit, which was filed on Friday (June 18), was “a scare tactic to

prevent him from selling something he believes he has the legal right to sell.”

Roc-A-Fella Records was founded in 1995 by Damon Dash, JAY-Z and Kareem “Biggs”

Burke under the Def Jam Recordings umbrella. The imprint is responsible for albums

such as JAY-Z’s The Blueprint, Kanye West’s The College Dropout and, of course, the

aforementioned Reasonable Doubt. Roc-A-Fella has one of the most successful catalogs

in the music industry.

Source: Tyshawn Smith

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