Thursday, February 18, 2010
Dr Dre Suing Death Row
Rapper/Producer Dr Dre has reportedly filed suit against Death Row Records. The suit claims that since he left the label in 1996 he has not been paid royalties for his 1992 album, The Chronic. He also claimed that the 2009 reissue, The Chronic: Re-Lit, was released without his consent.
In the suit, Dre claims that his lawyers notified the new owners of the label, WIDEawake, about not being paid the royalties and they have yet to pay him.
Howard King, Dr Dre's (real name Andre Young) lawyer, said in a statement, "When it comes to paying artist royalties and honoring limits on Dr Dre recordings that could be released, the "new" Death Row Records, to quote out client, 'forgot about Dre'. This lawsuit will make sure they remember."
Dr Dre is suing for at least $75,000.
Deathrow Records/WIDEawake Entertainment has yet to release a statement.
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