The son of embattled hip-hop mogul Damon Dash is facing a charge of assault after allegedly choking his girlfriend at his New York apartment.

Damon Dash, Jr., 22, was arrested last Tuesday (24Sep13) following a domestic dispute with his 21-year-old partner.

He was arraigned on Wednesday (25Sep13) on misdemeanour assault and attempted strangulation counts, and was slapped with a restraining order banning him from having any contact with his girlfriend.

He has since been released without bail, according to the New York Post.