After its official launch in the mid-1990s, Roc-A-Fella Records has grown into one of the biggest labels in Hip Hop. Triggered by Jay-Z, Dame Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke, the label was responsible for releasing records for Jay, Kanye West, Juelz Santana, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Teairra Mari, NORE, Amil and many others. Over the years, there have been discussions regarding relaunching the label, but so far Jay has made strides with his team at Roc Nation.

However, Roc-A-Fella is back in the headlines after TMZ reported that the record company is suing Dame Dash. The media mogul has been embroiled in several legal issues over the years, and this time it all stems from his desire to sell an NFT.

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According to the outlet, Dame attempted to auction Jay-Z’s debut studio album in 1996. Reasonable doubt as a non-fungible token, but it is reported that it may not have the power to do so. Attorney Alex Spiro is reportedly leading the case on behalf of Roc-A-Fella and reported court documents indicate the company owns the equipment, not Dash.

There was also an alleged previous auction which was later called off, and although the NFT does not appear to be up for auction at the moment, Spiro wants to ensure that Dame does not try to sell the NFT to the to come up.TMZ says the documents also indicate that Dash “is frantically looking for another site to make the sale” in order to make a lot of money from the current NFT hype. Roc-A-Fella would like Dash “to return any” reasonable doubt “NFTs he may have already issued.”

The NFT craze has been lucrative for celebrities and memes alike. People have cashed in hundreds of thousands and sometimes even millions. Dash has yet to respond to the charges.

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