At this point in his career he decided to leave Def Jam as they no longer musically were on one page.
A spokesman and a spokeswoman at Def Jam would not comment.
Based on that guarantee, Def Jam put up $500,000 for the project, the indictment says.
But the indictment does not identify Def Jam by name - only as the "other company."
Ross is however still signed as a solo artist to Def Jam.
The duo have known each other since they were kids before signing with Def Jam.
"I knew Def Jam was in a transition period," he explained.
Except, of course, when he's out in the world, representing Def Jam at public events around the country.
Both bands were signed by Def Jam at that time.
Their name was changed after they signed to Def Jam, however, the recording made its way onto the album.