Jay-Z and Dame Dash are locking horns after the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records attempted to sell an NFT of the rapper.
The two men founded co-founded the label in 1995 alongside Biggs Burke, but their relationship eventually soured. They fell out in 2004 after Def Jam bought out their stake in the company, and Jay-Z was then appointed as president of the label following the sale.
TMZ is reporting that the record label is taking Dame Dash to court due to him trying to sell an NFT. The publication state that Dame has been attempting to auction off Jay-Z’s 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, as a non-fungible token, despite seemingly not having the rights to do so.
Roc-A-Fella has hired attorney Alex Spiro to look after the case on the belief that the label owns the rights to the album rather than Dash. Allegedly there was a previous auction for the NFT, which took place and was cancelled by Dash.
However, Spiro wants to make sure that Dame doesn’t try to sell another NFT in the future. TMZ claim the mogul is “frantically scouting for another venue to make the sale” while NFTs are still hot property. Roc-A-Fella is asking Dash to “turn over any NFTs of Reasonable Doubt he may have already minted.”