Damon Dash Says He’s Ready To Make Peace W/ Jay-Z & End Their Legal Battle: The Culture Needs To See 2 Strong Black Men Working Out A Problem
Could Damon Dash and Jay-Z be on the path to rekindling their friendship?
As you may recall, Roc-A-Fella Records co-founders Damon Dash and Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) have been in a contentious legal battle since June. It all began when Damon Dash attempted to sell his 1/3 stake in Roc-A-Fella, which included l Jay-Z‘s 1996 Reasonable Doubt album as a non-fungible token (NFT). For context, an NFT is a form of digital ownership that allows people to legally own online art and content.
As a result, Dash was hit with a lawsuit by Roc-A-Fella’s legal team and later temporarily banned from selling Reasonable Doubt as an NFT. In turn, Damon Dash filed a lawsuit of his own and accused Jay-Z of stealing the streaming rights to Reasonable Doubt, which spawned hit songs like “Can’t Knock The Hustle.”
Despite their legal issues, Jay-Z recently acknowledged Dash during a speech. This past Saturday (Oct. 30th), Jay-Z was officially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and–at one point in his lengthy acceptance speech–stated:
“Shout out to Dame, I know we don’t see eye to eye, but I can never erase your accomplishments. And I appreciate you and I thank you for that. Shout out to Biggs. He was one of the most honorable people I’ve ever met and we created something that will probably never be duplicated. I appreciate you guys. Thank you for our journey. Thank you. Thank you for your contribution to this journey.”
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Shortly thereafter, Damon Dash acknowledged Jay-Z‘s kind words by reposting an Instagram upload about the speech.
Now, Dash is saying he’s ready to end his feud with Jay-Z. While speaking on Jay-Z‘s shout out, he stated, according to Tashara Jones of Page Six:
“It was beautiful. I’m glad he said it for the culture. We need to squash everything. So hopefully if that was an extended [olive branch] I’ll spin one back. I have no beef with [him] if [he has] no beef with me. Let’s get the lawyers out of it then. Let’s talk like men, but I definitely appreciate it.”
“I would never want you to think that we have to go to the court to resolve anything. We can talk it out and the culture needs to see two strong black men working out a problem. Even if they worked together they can go their separate ways, they can still be cool. We should not be divided. We have accomplished too much to be beefing… There ain’t no way I’m never gonna [not] consider [him] my brother–it’s just that we don’t see eye-to-eye.”
Damon Dash added:
“Whether we cool or not, him getting in the Hall of Fame is major. So congratulations to us, congratulations to him and thank you [to him] for working so hard to where he got to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Anything he can do to make me great, so thank you for even continuing to strive. He keeps my name alive.”
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