(Gossip-Grind News) Dr. Dre Sues Death Row Records:
Rap pioneer Dr. Dre has filed a lawsuit against Death Row Records, the label he co-founded alongside Suge Knight. Dre is claiming that his former label owes him more than $3 million in royalties.
Filed on December 4, 2013, Dre claims that the $3 million estimate comes from $1,200,386.57 in unpaid artist-producer royalties, $676,444.44 in unpaid mechanical royalties and $1,179,913 in unpaid digital sales, which was based off of a judge’s recommendation after Dre lost a trademark infringement suit back in 2010.
According to Radar Online, Dre also hinted at a discrepancy in the settlements that he has received from the Estate, stating that they’ve yet to honor a bonus that would elevate his earnings from Death Row Album sales from 18 to 20 percent. (The Source)
Suge Knight lost control of Death Row Records in 2006 after he filed for bankruptcy. The new owner, WIDEawake, has sold digital downloads of Dre’s music, prompting the rapper to file the lawsuit to collect royalties.