Rap mogul Damon Dash has completely split from his former business partner and friend Jay-Z in a deal worth nearly $30 million (GBP17 million).

Dash will sell his share of Rocawear back to Jay-Z and their silent partners after a row earlier this year (05) saw the pair's working relationship deteriorate beyond repair.

The hip-hop duo have already disbanded their successful Roc-a-Fella Records venture.

PageSix.com claims Jay-Z provoked the move by branding Dash lazy and claiming he only used the partnership to get publicity.