Just when you thought it could not get any worse for the business mogul Dame Dash well it does. He is now being sued by Curren$y for releasing his music.
Man Greed is the name of this one , poor managment and more , and when you fall from the top you cant be in a rush to get there again, well you can but you must plan carefully . I feel this is a case where Dame is losing it all and now is resorting to any and everything he can do get money . Jay Z help ya man out . Anyway you be the judge leave comments and feedback .
Dame Dash has a new lawsuit on his hands. This latest one involves rapper Curren$y.
According to TMZ, Spitta filed a lawsuit against Dame alleging that on two separate occasions in 2010 he tried to come to an agreement with the former Roc-A-Fella Records co-owner to release his material, but they couldn’t reach a deal. Spitta says Dash released two albums worth of his material anyway.
In January 2011 Curren$y signed a deal with Warner Bros giving them exclusive rights to distribute his music.
According to the lawsuit, Dame disregarded Spitta’s agreement with Warner Bros and continued to release his music without permission. Now Curren$y wants the business mogul to pay up to the tune of $1.5 million.
Dame denies the claim and asserts that he was given permission to release the music. Dame also says that Curren$y stabbed him in the back when he cut the deal with Warner Bros.
A judge hasn’t issued a ruling in the case yet.
Supreme Reaction says I dont know what to think about this I do know for a fact there is alot of song stealing swagger jacking and out right thievery in this business but I ll have to get more info before I decide, anyway here is the beginning of this 2 million dollar lawsuit lets see how it plays out .
Wiz Khalifa was hit with a lawsuit claiming that he stole his multiplatinum single from another Pennsylvania artist.
Wiz Khalifa’s still riding off the high of his smash single “Black and Yellow” reaching triple platinum status, but that high may soon come crashing down. News broke today that Wiz has been served with a lawsuit claiming that he stole the concept behind his hit single from another Pennsylvania artist.
According to Allhiphop, songwriter Max Gregory Warren of Sharon, PA filed a suit against the Pittsburgh rapper for allegedly stealing the concept for “Black and Yellow” from his copyrighted ’07 track “Pink N Yellow.” Warren contends that Khalifa and company “engaged in a scheme to defraud [the] plaintiff out of the fruits of his copyright of the Subject song.”
The lawsuit also names “Black and Yellow” producers Stargate, Wiz’s label Rostrum Records, Wiz’s publishing company PGH Sound, EMI Music Publishing, Warner Music Group and Atlantic Recording Corporation. The plaintiff is seeking $2,375,000 in damages for a litany of charges, including deceit, copyright infringement, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment.
What are your thoughts ?
What up Dr. Dre? Good win in court today my man. I always like to see a person about there business especially a black man after all the years we are cheated out of our money. (Including me). How come Death Row was giving him no money for reissuing his stuff. Makes no sense right. Well congratulation to Dr. Dre. Now the question is. When does Detox come out?
Tuesday, US District Judge Christina Snyder issued a ruling that entitled Dr. Dre to 100% of all digital royalties from The Chronic. In 2010, Dre filed a lawsuit against WideAwake/Death Row Reacords alleging that he had been grossly undercompensated for his critically acclaimed album. The album sold well over 3 million copies, and during the 2010 suit, Dre’s attorneys were seeking upwards of $75,000.
According to reports by the Associated Press, a 1996 exit agreement between Dre and the original Death Row called for Dr. Dre to receive 18% royalties on music he created while at Death Row and gave him extensive authority over how the songs were used. Judge Snyder ruled that when Wideawake purchased Death Row assets in 2009, they were restricted to selling the assets in the original format in which they appeared. Of course, all of the early Death Row albums were created in the early-to-mid nineties prior to the invention of iTunes and other digital licensing services.
“For years, Death Row Records forgot about Dre when they continued to distribute his music digitally and combined his hits with weaker Death Row tracks in an attempt to elevate the stature of their other artists,” Dr. Dre’s attorney Howard King wrote in a prepared statement. “We are gratified that the federal court has unambiguously declared that Death Row has no right to engage in such tactics, and must hold all proceeds from these illicit distributions in trust for our client.”