Damon Dash Claims Jay-Z Stole The Streaming Rights To ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Album In New $1 Million Lawsuit Against The Rapper
The drama between former business partners Damon Dash and Jay-Z continues!
This past Tuesday (July 13th), Damon Dash filed a lawsuit against Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) in the Manhattan Supreme Court. Damon Dash is accusing Jay-Z of transferring the streaming rights to Reasonable Doubt without proper authorization from Roc-A-Fella Records. Allegedly, Jay-Z transferred the streaming rights to S. Carter Enterprises LLC, which he solely owns.
This new lawsuit comes about a month after Damon Dash was sued by Roc-A-Fella Records. Specifically, Dash was sued for allegedly trying to sell Reasonable Doubt as a non-fungible token (NFT). Essentially, an NFT allows an individual to purchase and own an original piece of digital content. However, Damon Dash denied the allegation, claiming he was simply trying to sell his one-third share of Roc-A-Fella Records. He said:
“He’s lying. That’s a whole lie. Jay owns one-third of ‘Reasonable Doubt. They just said that I tried to sell an NFT of ‘Reasonable Doubt’ and… it’s not true.”
Nonetheless, the mogul was temporarily banned from selling the album as an NFT by a judge.
Despite being released 25 years ago, the album, which spawned hits like “Can’t Knock the Hustle”, has been at the center of continual business disputes between Dash and Jay-Z.
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