I’ll leave that for the people to say what choice they would’ve made. Retrieved from ” https: It was operated as a division of Def Jam Recordings. Each beat-smith would go on to become consistently involved in future Roc-A-Fella projects. The list of films include:. Retrieved 6 March

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I’ll leave that for the people to say what choice they would’ve made. Russell Simmons Rick Rubin.

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And I was the 1 being offered everything. By the end of the year, Dash had split his label from Def Jam and Jay-Z’s role overseeing his project, after asking for more money and a bigger role in the company.

He stepped down from his Def Jam position and put out a second album inAmerican Gangsterto more positive reviews and sales, along with Kanye West’s GraduationBeanie Sigel’s The Solutionand Freeway’s Free at Last ; Kanye West’s album sold multi-platinum to rave reviews.

DJ Clue released the 1st of his collaboration-album-style series in The Professionalwhich saw the 1st Roc-A-Fella appearance of Cam’ron ; meanwhile, DJ Ski had, at the time, formed the production company Roc-A-Blok, although the company folded when Ski moved out of New York to take a break from music. As Dash and Burke set up their own fledgling record label, originally called Roc4life and later rechristened to Dame Dash Music Groupeach artist was offered their choice of labels.


Hector Bambino “El Father”. Due to the death of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Dash also brought with him masters of the rapper’s project and promises to release the album, A Son Uniquethough this never occurred. The foundation of the label occurred inbeginning as an independent outlet for rapper Jay-Z’s 1st album. He later explained that he had offered to turn down the position and ownership for the masters to Reasonable Doubt alone:.

Jay-Z put out The Dynasty: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Coming of Age. While Memphis Bleek signed with the Roc, Sauce Money chose to pursue a deal with Priority, and Jaz refrained from signing anywhere and provided production for only 1 song on Vol.

Jay-Z’s album Vol. In My Lifetime, Vol.

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Though Beanie had initially chosen Dame Dash Music Group, the rest of the group refused, preferring to remain on Roc-A-Fella Records; in response, Beanie Sigel effectively put the group on hold, claiming disappointment in his groupmates.

Beanie Sigel, then doing a year’s incarceration on an attempted murder charge, put out his album The B. After being turned down by several major rocafe,la, Carter, Dash and Burke started their own label through Priorityusing money from the music videos provided by Payday due to their singles only deal. Rumors of friction between Carter and Dash became apparent; rpcafella denied by both camps at the time, problems involving Damon’s media attention and Jay’s rocafellla inaccessibility had been brewing since the video shoot for ” Big Pimpin’ “.

This page was last edited on 27 Februaryat Originally intended to be a collaboration project, it nonetheless featured heavy appearances by Beanie Sigel, Amil and Memphis Bleek, along with a Philly rapper Freeway guest spot that led to him being signed to Roc-A-Fella. I thought it was more than fair While Jay-Z remained the label’s prominent image—with the acclaimed [5] release of The Blueprint orcafella the closing of his trial for the stabbing of producer Lance Rivera [6] —other Roc artists began to gain popularity and acceptance.


Foxy Brown was dropped from the label after 2 years, in light of a jail sentence. The list of films rocqfella. Views Read Edit View history. I don’t really wanna talk about Dame or Biggs.

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It was stated by Memphis Bleek that Cory Gunz had signed, but nothing materialized. In September Tuff Citya record company; filed a lawsuit on the grounds of copyright infringement by Roc-A-Fella, seeking undisclosed damages.

In the sequel to the studios debut release would hit theatres State Property 2featuring rap stars such as Beanie Sigel and Damon Dash, who also produced and co-created the story. From toDamon Dash signed several artists in response to Jay-Z’s talk of retirement after his album The Blueprint 2: Nas and AZ was supposed to be on ‘Bring it On,’ they kept not showing up.

Amil’s album, however, had lackluster sales. The Diplomats were the first to make the move to Dame Dash Music Group, and began a public campaign against Rocafeella, dissing him in songs and interviews, backed heavily by Dame; Cam’ron was especially vocal, claiming Jay-Z blocked him from an executive position Dash had offered him at Roc-A-Fella. Retrieved 6 March