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Dr Dre Suing Death Row Records
Ben Hewitt , February 12th, 2010 10:22

Rapper sues label over issues stemming from The Chronic

Dr Dre has launched a lawsuit against Death Row Records due to issues relating to royalties and the re-release of his album The Chronic.

The rapper claims that the 2009 reissue of the album was release without his consent, and that he hasn't been paid any royalties from the LP's sales since he left the label in 1996.

Yesterday, he filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Los Angeles for roughly $75,000 - which is around £48,000.

Dre's attorney Howard King clearly enjoyed his time in the limelight yesterday as he issued the following statement containing a rather splendid joke: "When it came to paying artist royalties and honouring limits on Dr. Dre recordings that could be released, the 'new' Death Row Records, to quote our client, 'forgot about Dre'.

"This lawsuit will make sure they remember."

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