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Friday, July 23, 2021

Why Roc-A-Fella Signed Kanye West


The creativity, the energy, the plan of action Kanye West puts into his music is inevitable. How could you not sign a artist with so much to add to the growing music industry.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Quality Control Records or Roc-A-Fella Records?

 


Both Quality Control Records and Roc-A-Fella Records carry a shelf of hits under their belt. Roc Nation today is a force no-one can control, while Quality Control has just been sold for $300 million.


Now Celebrity Match Up want to know what record label would you choose out of Quality Control Records or Roc-A-Fella Records? Comment your answers below!

Friday, February 12, 2021

#ArtistFacts: Cam'Ron Turned Down A VP Position At Roc-A-Fella Record


When Cam and his Dipset crew were just rookies on the label themselves, Roc-A-Fella co-founder Dame Dash offered his Uptown cohort a cool half a milli to ride shotgun under the ever-ascending Roc umbrella, but the Dipset capo wasn’t easily impressed by the offer that Roc-A-Fella star artist and co-founder Jay-Z knew nothing about.


After dropping his debut album Come Home With Me and signing his own group, The Diplomats, to the Roc imprint, Cam and labelmates State Property led Roc-A-Fella to an apex met by few in this genre of music. Dipset and State Property, powered by State Property’s Chain Gang albums, Juelz Santana’s From Me to U, Freeway’s debut Philadelphia Freeway, The Diplomats’ group debut album Diplomatic Immunity, the State Property and Paid In Full movies, made Roc-A-Fella a household name.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Roc-A-Fella Records Top 5 Best Artist


Of course everyone knows the name Roc-A-Fella Records and what they represent in the music industry. They have help to launch many artist such as Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, Cam'Ron and many more.

Below you will find the best artist formed by Roc-A-Fella Records throughout the years. The Wrap-Up Magazine would like your feedback on the artist chosen for the lineup as the Top 5 best artist presented by Roc-A-Fella Records.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Judge Orders Dame Dash to Sell Roc-A-Fella Shares

 


A New York judge has reportedly ordered Dame Dash to sell his shares in Roc-A-Fella to pay a $823,000 judgment to movie producer Josh Weber. 


This comes after Dame sued Weber for defamation and copyright infringement from a dispute over the 2016 film "Dear Frank." Dash was fired as the film's producer, and he claimed that Weber was trying to sell the film independently under the new title, "The List." This led to Dash's lawsuit against Weber, which he ultimately lost and was ordered to pay the six-figure judgment.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Dame Dash Responds to Roc-A-Fella Lawsuit

 


Damon Dash was sued by Roc-A-Fella Records after they claimed that Dash tried to sell Jay-Z’s debut album ‘Reasonable Doubt” as an NFT. An auction for the token form of the album was supposed to take place but was promptly canceled. Now, Dash has responded to the reports after being hit with the lawsuit.

Roc-A-Fella Records Sues Co-Founder Dame Dash

 


More than 25 years ago, Jay-Z, Dame Dash, and Kareem “Biggs” Burke came together to form Roc-A-Fella Records. The label would eventually become the home of Jay-Z’s first album, Reasonable Doubt, which was released in 1995. The project is heralded as a hip-hop classic and one of the best efforts in Jay’s discography. Fast-forward to the present and Reasonable Doubt is now at the center of a lawsuit between Roc-A-Fella records and Dash.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

How Jay-Z created a hip-hop path to luxury

 



This past Monday, rapper Jay-Z unveiled a deal with LVMH to expand his Armand de Brignac champagne globally. The next day, Oatly, the Swedish vegan-milk group in which he has invested, took its first step towards a $10bn initial public offering.


Jay-Z has further tasks to occupy him, apart from his own music. He still heads Roc Nation, a music and sports talent agency that includes Rihanna among its clients. He is also “chief visionary officer” of a special-purpose company backed by Roc Nation that acquired two Californian cannabis groups in November. And so on.


This year is the 25th anniversary of Jay-Z’s first album Reasonable Doubt, released on his own Roc-A-Fella Records label. Some have lasted and some not, but Jay-Z was ahead of his time in business in a way that is only now clear. “Put me anywhere on God’s green Earth, I triple my worth,” he once rapped. The deal with LVMH, under which the world’s leading luxury group has taken 50 per cent of Armand de Brignac — the “Ace of Spades” champagne praised in his lyrics — is proof of that.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Roc-A-Fella Records vs Murder Inc Records

 


This may not be the verzuz battle everyone is talking about, but your opinion still counts. Today, we will dive off into the greatest record companies that hit the music industry. With millions of albums sold, this will be a competition to choose from like no other.


Although Murder Inc. is branch of Roc-A-Fella Records, they both pack hit songs of their own. So, The Wrap Up Magazine is conducting this survey. We want to know what music group do you vibe to the most?

Friday, December 30, 2022

Everybody Wanted to Be Apart Of Roc-A-Fella Records, Did You?

 


If you watched the rise of Jay-Z, Roc-A-Fella, and all its members at that time, then you know what this post is about. Rap beef has expanded from its Hip Hop roots into the entire culture


Did you want to be apart of Roc-A-Fella Records? Did you throw up Tha Roc?

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Death Of A Dynasty


Death of a Dynasty is an American comedy film first screened in 2003. It is a satire of the hip hop music industry centered on Roc-A-Fella Records, and stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Capone and Damon Dash.

Death of a Dynasty is Damon Dash's slapstick parody of the industry that made him rich. Dash is the CEO of Roc-a-Fella records, home to hip-hop's biggest rap stars.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Damon Dash Ordered To Testify

Rumors are that +roc a fella may be in legal trouble. Now +Damon Dash has been called to testify against the brands logo. A Manhattan federal judge recently ordered that one of Jay Z’s founding business partners, Damon Dash, be deposed in a $7 million lawsuit over royalties stemming from Roc-A-Fella Records’ logo.

Plaintiff Dwayne Walker claims he designed the logo. His suit alleges he inked a deal in 1994 with Dash and Jay Z that gave him $3,500 and 2% of company revenue for 10 years for the design. He says he only got the $3,500. Jay Z attorney Eleanor Lackman says the rapper doesn’t remember Walker, and he would never have entered into an agreement including royalties.

Ellis seemed inclined to refrain from ordering Jay Z to be deposed, but withheld judgment until after Dash’s testimony. “I remain at odds as to what exactly the nature of (Jay Z’s) deposition would be,” Ellis said. “All this might be in a better light after Mr. Dash’s deposition.”

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Did Roc-A-Fella Bring Air Force 1's Into Hip-Hop?

 


Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke joins us to discuss the return of his label's famous Nike Air Force 1 collab, hip-hop's influence on sneaker culture, and his thoughts on shoe deals for Jay-Z, Drake, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

How a Hustler From Brooklyn Became a Billionaire

 


Jay-Z has long been known as one of the greatest rappers of all time, but now he’s known even more for his business acumen and massive wealth. Forbes recently named him Hip-Hop’s first billionaire, and with his diverse portfolio of investments, business ventures, and personal assets, it’s not hard to believe.


Despite the fact that it may seem like Jay-Z earned all of his wealth overnight, it was actually a long process that was decades in the making. Many people know the man, but few know the story.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

3 Investing Lessons From Jay-Z


In 2019, Shawn Corey Carter became hip-hop's first billionaire. Better known as Jay-Z, Mr. Carter didn't just make his money by rapping, although he's one of the industry's best-selling artists. Instead, he built a sprawling empire, including a music label, a sports management company, a streaming service, and a high-end sports bar.

With the Brooklyn-born rapper continuing to grow his net worth, there are certainly many investing lessons to learn, both from his business ventures as well as from his lyrics. Here are three of them.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Roc-A-Fella Records Full Documentary


Roc-A-Fella Records - home to Jay-Z, Kanye West, Memphis Bleek, Cam'Ron, Beanie Sigel and more - with a dozen of the Roc's pillars: founder and partner Kareem "Biggs" Burke, president Chaka Pilgrim, A&Rs Kyambo "Hip-Hop" Joshua and Lenny S, engineer Young Guru, producer Just Blaze, and artists Freeway, Young Chris, Neef Buck and Jim Jones. 

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Memphis Bleek Talks Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Illuminati Rumors

 


In light of Memphis Bleek speaking about his longtime friendship with Jay-Z on "Drink Champs," we take a look back at his 2014 interview. After being asked about his thoughts on Game naming him one of the worst rappers, Memphis Bleek went on to react to Jay-Z and other Roc-A-Fella artists being linked to the Illuminati.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, And Team ROC File Lawsuit Over Conditions In Parchman Penitentiary


Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, and Team ROC have helmed legal action on behalf of 227 Mississippi inmates at Parchman Prison, Pitchfork can confirm via legal documents. The class action lawsuit has been brought against the new Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Nathan Burl Cain and prison healthcare provider Centurion. The complaint urges Cain and Centurion to address allegedly subpar living conditions at Parchman.

In addition to the lawsuit, Yo Gotti and Team ROC’s attorneys had several Parchman inmates submit sworn COVID-19 questionnaire forms detailing the lack of COVID-19 testing protocol at the prison. The returned questionnaires describe a lack of social distancing, PPE, and more at the penitentiary.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Dame Dash Claims Jay-Z Sold Him Out Over Money

 


Dame Dash, Jay-Z, and Kareem “Biggs” Burke formed Roc-A-Fella Records in 1994. They signed some of the biggest artists, becoming leading forces in the music industry, with billionaire Jay-Z as their largest. The label that signed Beanie Siegel, Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Cam’Ron, and more, was dismantled in 2004 and became a subsidiary of Island Def Jam Music Group. 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Will Jay-Z And Damon Dash Settle Their Lawsuit?

 


Last summer, Roc-A-Fella Records filed a lawsuit against Damon Dash after the label’s cofounder announced plans to auction a portion of Jay-Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt as an NFT. The label argued that the album is owned by the company, and not by its individual partners.

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