Embattled hip-hop mogul Damon Dash has been ordered to give a deposition as part of a contract and copyright infringement lawsuit filed by a man who designed the Roc-A-Fella Records logo.

Dwayne Walker sued rapper Jay Z, his former business partner Damon Dash and executives at Universal Music Group in 2012, demanding $7 million (£4.38 million) in unpaid royalties over the use of the iconic symbol, which he created in 1995.

Earlier this year (14), a Manhattan federal judge approved a petition by Walker to have the parties deposed and Dash has now been ordered to provide his testimony surrounding the legal issue, according to the New York Daily News.

Judge Ronald Ellis states, "The main actor is always the person who should be deposed first. He (Dash) appears to have had the most boots-on-the-ground involvement in this."

Ellis will wait to make a ruling on whether the 99 Problems hitmaker should be deposed after he hears Dash's testimony.

He continues, "I remain at odds as to what exactly the nature of (Jay Z's) deposition would be. All this might be in a better light after Mr. Dash's deposition."