JAY-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke founded the legendary Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995 under the Def Jam Recordings umbrella and managed to put out dozens of albums, including classics such as JAY-Z’s The Blueprint and Kanye West’s The College Dropout.
But friction between the three Hip Hop moguls reportedly ripped the imprint apart and it dissolved in 2013. Eight years later, JAY-Z wound up filing a lawsuit against Dash last month for attempting to auction off Hov’s 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt as an NFT.
JAY-Z ultimately emerged victorious in court and Dash was prohibited from doing anything of the sort. But according to Dash, JAY-Z’s issues didn’t stem from him — instead, he blamed the label’s downfall on Burke.
“The reason Roc-A-Fella Records broke up in the first place was ’cause he didn’t want to break bread with Biggs no more,” Dash explained during an interview with The Social Proof Podcast. “I was like, ‘Yo, we could start something different,’ but I can’t do that to Biggs.
Source :. HipHopDX