The Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder files a new suit in New York over who has been licensing the music to Spotify, Apple and other streamers.
The legal feud at Roc-A-Fella Records keeps escalating. The latest salvo has co-founder Damon Dash accusing the label’s other co-founder, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, of wrongfully taking streaming rights to Reasonable Doubt for himself.
Reasonable Doubt, initially released in 1996, was Jay-Z’s debut album. For the past month, Dash and Carter have been locked in a battle over a proposed auction of an NFT (non-fungible token). According to Carter’s side, Dash wanted to sell off the copyright to the album. A judge put a stop to that. But according to Dash’s side, all that’s planned is a sale of his one-third share in Roc-A-Fella Records. What’s more, Dash is upset at moves made by Roc-A-Fella. He’s looking to disqualify its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel from representation and is challenging its authority to bring suit against him.