Damon Dash pledges to pay back debt

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash said he pledges to pay back the millions he owes to New York state and lenders.
Jay-Z facing $7M lawsuit

Jay-Z facing $7M lawsuit

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- A New York clothing designer has filed a lawsuit against rapper Jay-Z saying he is owed $7 million in royalties for designing the Roc-A-fella label logo.
Dash to retain sole custody of son

Dash to retain sole custody of son

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A New York judge reportedly has upheld Damon Dash's sole custody of his 16-year-old son, Damon Jr.
Hip-hop mogul Dash facing foreclosure

Hip-hop mogul Dash facing foreclosure

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. hip-hop entrepreneur Damon Dash is facing foreclosure on two homes he owns in New York City, a lawsuit alleges.

Damon Dash among New York tax deadbeats

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Diamond wearing hip-hop mogul Damon Dash and photographer Annie Leibovitz are on the list of celebrities owing back taxes in New York.

Special VIP list for The Plumm released

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The exclusive list for the VIP room at The Plumm in New York has been obtained and contains names like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, a report says.

Judges decline Damon Dash's relocation bid

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A panel of judges in New York has declined a request by music mogul Damon Dash to relocate his upcoming sexual assault lawsuit to Brazil.

Hip-hop industry dogged by police

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- "Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops" is a documentary that claims U.S. police have been keeping secret dossiers on rappers and hip-hop executives.

Actor says he was not paid for Jay-Z film

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- An actor has filed a $1 million lawsuit in New York claiming Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam never paid him for Jay-Z's film, "Streets Is Watching."

Murder Inc. trial ends with acquittals

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A New York federal jury Friday acquitted rap moguls Irving and Christopher Gotti of laundering drug money through their music label.

Deliberations start in hip-hop label trial

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Deliberations began Thursday in the New York federal money laundering trial of the founding brothers of hip-hop label Murder Inc., now known as The Inc.

Dash sued over 'Ultimate Hustler' TV show

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Two Los Angeles producers have filed suit against Damon Dash claiming he stole their idea for BET's hip-hop reality show "Ultimate Hustler."

America editor claims Dash assault

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The editor of America magazine claims publisher and rap mogul Damon Dash assaulted him in their New York offices.

Damon Dash severs ties with Jay-Z

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Hip-hop entrepreneur Damon Dash has severed ties with former partner Jay-Z by selling back his stake in Rocawear for $22.5 million, it was reported Tuesday.

Benie Sigel acquitted in Philly trial

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia jury Monday acquitted rapper Beanie Sigel in his retrial for attempted murder.
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Damon Dash
Damon Dash (right) and Lou Dibella at a press conference to announce the formation of Dash/Dibella Promotions, a full service promotional company with an emphasis on promoting and marketing minority athletes which was held at NA in New York on January 26, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Damon Dash (born May 3, 1971 in Harlem, New York) is an African-American label executive; the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Roc-A-Fella, specializing almost exclusively in hip-hop music, branched out with several spin-off ventures into other fields as well, notably hip-hop fashion (Rocawear Clothing) and film (Roc-A-Fella Films and, later, Dash Films).

As well as his work with Roc-A-Fella Records, he was also known in Europe for his ambitious project with pop singer Victoria Beckham. He produced an album worth of hip-hop inspired tracks for the pop star in 2003 which culminated with the release of her double-A sided single "This Groove/Let Your Head Go." which reached #3 on the UK charts. After public disputes with her manager Simon Fuller of 19 Management over the "urban sounds," Beckham's album "Come Together" produced by Damon Dash was eventually shelved. Tracks featuring Cam'ron, M.O.P, and other members of Cam'ron's Diplomats crew have been leaked on the Internet. He also signed Beckham as the face of Rocawear in 2003.

In late 2004, Dash sold his interest in Roc-A-Fella to parent company Island Def Jam Records for $10 million, and founded the Dame Dash Music Group as a new venture with the senior record company.

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