Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million

posted Monday February 10 ,2014 at 05:20PM CST | 83 comments

Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million

Dr. Dre is seeking $3 million in royalties for material he worked on while at Death Row Records.

Dr. Dre is suing Death Row Records for more than $3 million in unpaid royalties, according to Radar Online

The producer says that he is owed $1,200,386.57 in unpaid artist-producer royalties, $1,179,913 from digital sales and $676,444.44 for unpaid mechanical royalties. The digital sales amount is based on a judge’s suggestion after Dr. Dre lost a 2010 trademark infringement suit, the story says.

The Beats by Dre executive also said that Death Row did not honor a bonus that would bump his royalty rate to 20 percent from 18 percent.

Dr. Dre released his solo album, 1992's The Chronic, while on Death Row Records. He also worked in various capacities on Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, Tha Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food and Tupac’s All Eyez On Me while with the imprint.

Headed by Marion “Suge” Knight after Dr. Dre left the label in the mid-1990s, Death Row Records was taken over in 2006 by WIDEawake, which bills itself as WIDEawake Death Row Entertainment, according to its website.  

The legal documents from the lawsuit are available for review here

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  • SUGE KNIGHT
    aha
  • Malone
    3 million is not really alot you know. I'm sure Dre gets more money than that.. / . . . . . . Sincerely Yours -Malone
  • Anonymous
    Why does dr dre need 3 million from death row? He's doing fine.
    • former Drefan
      Becuz he's a greedy bastard.
  • Malone
    Sorry this had to happen.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sincerely Yours -Malone
  • Beats&Rhymes
    My question is when Suge put Death Row on the Auction block why didn't Dre and Snoop pull their resourcs together and BUY Deathrow?
  • nasty
    suge is in the picture haha, because he was the owner of deathrow when all this went down, read the documents from the lawsuit
  • Anonymous
    you already know he wouldnt be doing shit about this if Suge was still in the picture
  • Malone
    Is every one so interested in getting mopney now a days. This is a sad article man... . . . . . . . . . Sincerely Yours -Malone
  • former Drefan
    Greedy Dre already has like 250 mil but still wants more. What a greedy bastard. No inspiration anymore to produce classic tracks so he finding other ways to get money. My respect for Dre keeps dropping. And Dre, no matter how much muscles you get, you will never be tough/street. Being tough has nothing to do with muscles. You just a softie with muscles now.
    • RealRapIsDead
      Ok stupid I don't know if you know this but he can't see what your typing and probably doesn't give a fuck if you respect him or not.. Greedy? Maybe. More rich than you'll ever be? Definitely . Hey here's any idea. If you think he's soft why don't you go find him and start a fight with him. Dumbass.
    • drdre
      i dont care how rich i am, nobodies stealing from my work.
    • Malone
      ^^Dre is that really you. I didn't know celebs post here. My name is Malone. I'm a fan of your work. Sincerely Yours -Malone
  • Malone
    Gotta keep doing this till I get attention. Just like how I used to do back in the good old days... . . . . . . . . . . . Sincerely Yours -Malone
    • RealRapIsDead
      Ok dumbass you officially a 12 year old again .. Are you happy??
    • Anonymous
      i missed you malone hows ya life been
    • Malone
      Hey man things are going great. I just figure I stop by and pay my old friends a visit. Its sad to see what some online forums have been reduced to. There is no honor in trolling any more. People just get on this site and throw out word like "faggot" or "bitch nigga" or some guy telling another guy to kill himself because he doesn't agree with a certain single being released. I want to remind people that trolling is all about connecting with people Sincerely Yours -Malone
  • RealRapIsDead
    You are a dumbass.
  • Lottery Pick
    Respect good ol fashion pimpin music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJAWHu10AzI
  • Anonymous
    Excuse me this lazy bum did one album on DEATHROW: the chronic. Ohter shit was produced by sam sneed, daz, warren g and others. Dre Always uses ghostproducers even in his nwa's days. besides nigga how much money do you want to have????? Then nigga you STOLE all your shit from George Clinton, Funkkadelic etc. IT AINT YOUR BEATS!!!!!!!!!!!
    • RealRapIsDead
      You are a dumbass. You don't know shit.
  • Anonymous
    karma for ripping off all those PFunk samples lol
    • Anonymous
      and the guys who created BEATS
    • RealRapIsDead
      Hey dumb assess . It's only ripping off if you don't have permission to do it . He got the rights to sample the shit. So before you open your dumb ass mouths trying to be smart you should get your facts right you dumb smart muhfuckas .
    • Anonymous
      i was talkin about the headphones
  • Anonymous
    DR Dre is looking JAAAAAAKCED in that pic! HOLY SHIT!
    • Anonymous
      ******I KNOW RIGHT? EVERYTIME I SEE RECENT PICS OF DRE, IM LIKE THOSE MUSCLES CAN'T BE REAL! HE HAS TO HAVE SOME KIND OF BODY SUIT UNDER HIS SHIRT, BUT ACTUALLY HE'S A WORK OUT FANATIC.
    • Anonymous
      you must be white.
    • Anonymous
      wrong, I'm black.
    • Anonymous
      blacks are gay as fuck. i just heard some NFL prospect came out the closet and his a big black guy,
  • Anonymous
    I KNOW RIGHT? EVERYTIME I SEE RECENT PICS OF DRE, IM LIKE THOSE MUSCLES CAN'T BE REAL! HE HAS TO HAVE SOME KIND OF BODY SUIT UNDER HIS SHIRT, BUT ACTUALLY HE'S A WORK OUT FANATIC.
  • Malone
    This Dre guy has my underwear.... - . . , . . . . . . Sincerely Yours -Malone
  • SEAN PUFFY NIPPLES
    SEAN PUFFY NIPPLES
  • Anonymous
    Dem nips
  • Charlie
    This is Dre's business managers doing their job - if he's owed money from a contract he should be paid.
  • M-Double
    It's not about the money it's about the principal. If they owe him for work he put in then they have to pay the man.
  • So Icy Boi!
    Lil Wayne told me when he worked on "No Love" in Detroit, Eminem and Dr. Dre had a gay orgy with Slaughterhouse. Those niggas are extremely gay, they enjoy to suck dick. smh... swag
    • Greeze
      That's alright nigga, you reach for those stars.
  • dude looks funny
    I think hiphopdx got the picture of a madame Tussaud's wax lookalike dre - i mean just look at dude wtf he does not appear animated at all in that picture. I thought lil kim and scott storch was the only ones in hiphop who messed up they looks with plastic surgery but i guess i was wrong
  • 6757
    He aint got shit on my nigga JA RULE doe...