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.

Rapper Beanie Sigel is out of jail

FAIRTON, N.J., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Rapper Beanie Sigel will celebrate his release from the Federal Correctional Institution of Fairton, N.J., with a concert tour.

BET to develop original series

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- BET is developing the first original series in its 25-year history, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

Jay-Z rumored to be Def Jam president

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Rapper Jay-Z may be tapped president of hip-hop label Def Jam, a music industry insider told RollingStone.com.

Celebs turn up for London Fashion Week

LONDON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Sadie Frost opened London Fashion Week with her funky-glam styles amid an A-list audience, including model Kate Moss and the designer's ex, actor Jude Law.

ODB and Macy Gray team for Elton John duet

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard and R&B singer Macy Gray have teamed up in a duet of Elton John and Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart," MTV.com said.

Posh Spice ends rap career

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Victoria Beckham's advisors have halted the former Spice Girl's foray into the rap world, ending a hip-hop project and her ties with Roc-A-Wear fashions.

Posh Spice producer accused of rape

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Rap producer Damon Dash, who works with ex-Spice Girl Posh, Victoria Beckham, has been accused of rape by a former model, London's Mirror reported Thursday.


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