Jay-Z and Damon Dash clash over the rights to Reasonable Doubt.
Legal strife rages between the former founders of Roc-A-Fella Records. Damon claims to own 1/3 of the album along with Jay-Z and Kareem “Biggs” Burke. He tried to sell the rights in June of 2021. Meanwhile, Jay Z stepped in. Jay and his lawyers stopped the auction. He filed a lawsuit against Damon Dash.
According to AllHipHop, the famous rapper and legal team own and control Damon’s only Reasonable Doubt entity, RAF, Inc. They claimed to be shareholders of the company. They argued that Damon had no right to sell the company’s assets. However, the negotiations remained inconclusive.
“RAF, Inc. and Defendant Damon Dash have reached an impasse and are unable, at this time, to reach a stipulation to resolve their claims and counterclaims,” Jay-Z’s lawyer Alex Spiro revealed.
According to Alex Spiro, Damon acknowledged the “lack of ownership interest in Reasonable Doubt.”
The legal battle will continue in court in June.
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