Dame Dash is embroiled in a legal battle with Jay-Z.
Per Complex, the fellow Roc-A-Fella co-founder has accused the rapper of taking Dame’s streaming rights for Reasonable Doubt.
Here’s a bit about the drama’s background, per Complex:
For the last few weeks, Dame and Jay have been disputing in court about a proposed NFT of the classic 1996 album. Now Dash is contending that Jay-Z transferred the streaming rights to Reasonable Doubt from Roc-A-Fella to S. Carter Enterprises LLC without any prior authorization. S. Carter Enterprises LLC is owned solely by Jay-Z, so he basically transferred the streaming rights to himself, Dash’s team claims.
Hollywood Reporter adds that from the court transcript paper, Dame claims unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, replevin, and conversion. He’s currently seeking at least $1 million in damages.
And Complex adds:
It was initially reported that Dash wanted to sell the copyright for Jay’s debut album, something the judge quickly shut down. Dame is currently unable to sell Reasonable Doubt as an NFT due to the judge blocking the request. But according to Dash, he only planned to sell his one-third share in Roc-A-Fella Records. Dame’s also upset with other dealings he’s had with Roc-A-Fella and wants to disqualify its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel from representation and bring the suit against him.
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.