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MUST LISTEN: (Audio) Damon Dash Takes on the Music Industry, Lawyers, Jay-Z Betrayal, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Leaving the Industry & More!


Damon Dash on the Music IndustryHappy Friday AML People!!!! What’s really good?

Truthfully, there is so much news to share, so many legal stories to tear into, so many brilliant reports and findings (crazy numbers) on Africa’s music markets and the global music industry, as a whole, to help you re-think and re-position your personal and business brands for success. Also, as you all know or should know by now, the legal drama on AML never goes out of style. In fact I should change the tag line for AML to “Africa Music Law, We Love Legal Drama.” Lol!  I could do this all day, if y’all let me. Oops, I don’t need your permission. 🙂  In any event, I am excited about AML, about you guys that read AML and all that myself and our interns have shared with you all!

However, I feel like I was playing catch up this week on AML. Next week, I hope to cover a lot more ground and be completely caught up with the past and present matters at hand. Hopefully I am not being too ambitious with that goal.  In any event, be prepared as I wear my legal gloves and begin with my legal punchlines. Y’all know I punch hard. I’ve just been letting you all think y’all can keep up  with me . . .  but we all know say una no fit. Lai lai, not even the best rappers among you can drop the legal punchlines the way I do. #Wannaberapperbraggingrights. Lol!

Okay, let’s close out Friday with this Damon Dash “tell it all.” It’s off the hook, it’s long but definitely worth listening to (every bit of it) whether you are the artist, the music label owner, radio head or what have you. It is a very comprehensive interview Damon Dash granted to The Combat Jack Show that takes on the business of music, signing a record label, getting screwed as an artist, business partnerships i.e Jay-Z, business dissolution, marriage, divorce, death, family, fashion, start-ups, investing and diversifying your music/business portfolios, working with your colleagues, sitting on your egos, knowing when to quit and move on, working with lawyers (Dame, why you gotta be that way with dem lawyers?) and the list goes on. I would bookmark it, on the real people.

Check on it and have an ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT WEEKEND! I will be working this weekend but I am happy it is Friday, nevertheless!

Have a great weekend.


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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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