Dr. Dre Sues Death Row Records For $3 Million In Back Royalties
Dr. Dre helped make Death Row Records a household name in the early 1990s, but left the label amid some controversy to form his own. Now, the producer and business mogul is suing his former recording home for $3 million.
Radar Online got an exclusive peek at the court records filed early last December by Dr. Dre, born Andrew Young, against Marion “Suge” Knight's label. In total, the good doctor is seeking just a shade over $3 million in unpaid royalties and digital sales. Radar Online has more.
From Radar Online:
The “Nuthin' but a ‘G' Thang” singer said the number comes from unpaid amounts of $676,444.44 for unpaid mechanical royalties; $1,200,386.57 in unpaid artist-producer royalties; and $1,179,913 in digital sales he has yet to collect on. (The third total stems from a judge's suggestion to the artist after he lost a 2010 trademark infringement suit.)
In legal docs, the Compton native, 48, also alludes to a discrepancy in the payments he received from the company, as he said they have yet to honor a bonus that would jump his revenues from Death Row Album sales from 18 percent to 20.
Knigh, who lost the rap label in 2006 due to bankruptcy, is currently embroiled in other legal struggle, this after he allegedly threatened an employee at a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Look below to see the court documents Dr. Dre filed against Death Row Records.