Dr. Dre Seeks Royalty Information from Death Row

Dr. Dre filed papers in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday (February 5) requesting permission to obtain documents from Death Row Records that will help him determine the amount of unpaid royalties that the company owes him. According to the Associated Press, the producer wants to place a dollar amount on royalties that have accrued since Death Row filed for bankruptcy in 2006. The documents include contracts between himself and the label, revenue from the sale of his recordings and agreements to release his recordings as part of compilation albums. Dre has already sued Suge Knight’s old label several times for unpaid royalties from his 1992 album The Chronic. In 1996 Dre gave up his 50% stake in the label but retained the right to receive royalties. According to him, he has not received those royalties, even after Death Row licensed his music to another company for distribution. Death Row has been under the control of a court appointed trustee since July of 2006. Warner Music Group recently made a $25 million bid for the label’s catalog, which includes The Chronic and several other Dre productions. The request filed by Dre this week asks that Death Row make the documentation available by February 29 and its representatives be available for a deposition on March 7.

  • http://xxlmag sparkplug

    1st bitch

    • Mac Sleepy

      Like I Said He Need To Buy Them Masters…

    • http://www.myspace.com/seanblak sean blak

      yo dre get yo money f__k dem clowns. they delinquent

  • http://www.xxlmag.com sparkplug

    1st bitches fuck you pay me

    • big dick cheney

      Did any body notice Dr. Dre only releases one album every decade. Detox won’t be ready until 2011 or around there

      • DC

        Every seven years

      • ddubbzz

        He releases albums every 7 years

        • real talk

          well its been over 8 years dumb ass!

  • DA BOSS

    MAKE SURE YOU GET TUPAC ROYALTIES ALSO. THIS NIGGA SUGE IS A BITCH.

  • Mr KCMO

    Does Dre and 50 share the same lawyer? These are some badass courthouse thugs at Aftermath, G-Unit, Shady. Don’t come at em, get slapped with a lawsuit.

  • http://www.myspace.com/deandresurrellthegreat deandre surrell

    get yo lazy ass up and drop a album.u always tryn to bum off my big homie suge….what hurts me the most man is that…..my big homie suge aint even grimey…he hella nice.i guess its the money that makes us african americans hard….people change.things go wrong….but life goes on.

    • Yo

      Suge needs to pay what he owes tho.

    • pk47 AKA Prince of Philly

      lmao @ my big homie….u cant be serious with that post mayne

  • AZ 602 Lil Homies

    Fuck Suge! Get ya money Dre!

  • http://www.midstate-sport.com MIDSTATE-SPORT.COM

    MAN! DEATH ROW FELL WAY THE HELL OFF!
    SUGE OWE EVERY 1

    LOL REMEBER PEEDY PABLO
    SIGN TO DEATH ROW WHAT HAPPEN TO HIM NOW

  • Cali Is Active

    Dre release Detox, plain and simple I speak for the masses . Plus don’t waste your time with another bunk azzz movie like the Wash…

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  • Tha Scientyst

    Doc Dre and em,,,2 of the top 10 ever

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  • cas

    50 cent is racist , on his new song called the mechanic on the return of the body snatchers mix cd he said ” i have beef with jews ginnys, and spics, peep the hole song/

    • Kev Lomax

      He said, “I NEVER had beef with..”

      Now, you peep the whole song.

      Ass.

  • RIZZ

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  • Mary

    Ah, someone tell Dre. that Suge done spent that money…

  • http://www.pimpinpens.blogspot.com triplesixninja

    suge probably owes that dude like a 100 million off the Chronic. no joke. The Chronic was a landmark rap album. mad royalties.

  • BIGNAT

    now that suge is out the picture and a third party is handling things. he steps up to get his money i don’t blame him for that. call up 50 and let the jew unit handle it hahahahah

  • http://WWW.SOULINK.NET COOL

    TIME TO PAY UP SUG

  • First among barbarians

    Must admit I am surprised.

    Hell, I just assumed that White Devils & tricky Jews would automatically be the ones cheating hip-hop rappers out of their money & rightful due.

    I just assumed…….

    TPAR, help me out here.

  • http://www.picturemedia.co.za I RUN THIS..

    For the record, racial commentry about Jews or TI’s is kinda boring now..

    Anyway as much as im a firm believer that Dre is a lazy ass, fake producer, procrastinator,over hyped and evrything thats bad, i do think that he needs to get paid what he is owed. But he also needs to pay all the other “ghost producers” on the album like Sam Sneed and Daz for their contribution.

    • Dre da Don 4rom Nigeria

      So Dre is lazy ha,well lets see, NWA,Snoop Dogg,Dogg Poung,Warren G,2pac,Eminem, 50 Cent,Xibit,Damn, i can go on forever and u punk mofo calls the best producer(and a dope rapper too)in hip hoplazy?, boy u is either dumb or just a hater. Enuff said

  • http://www.picturemedia.co.za I RUN THIS..

    For the record, racial commentry about Jews or TI’s is kinda boring now..

    Anyway as much as im a firm believer that Dre is a lazy ass, fake producer, procrastinator,over hyped and evrything thats bad, i do think that he needs to get paid what he is owed. But he also needs to pay all the other “ghost producers” on the album like Sam Sneed and Daz for their contribution.

  • http://yahoo K-Kronic

    i think dre should just reales detox cuz the longer we wait the more impatient we gonna be, forget death row. shout out to all my South African hip hop heads

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  • fla all day

    just for this nigga takin so long to release detox i aint even gone cope the shit.

    • Trickdd

      TRICKDD I CHANGED MY NAME TO FLA ALL DAY FOR TH RECORD SO YOU KNOW ITS ME NOW! DONT GET DETOX DR.DRE HAD WAYNES SORRY ASS HELP WRITE LYRICS ON IT. NOW WE ALL KNOW ITS GONNA SUCK. THATS THE LAST THING I WANNA HEAR IS DRE SAY “I GOT MORE JEWLS THEN YOUR JEWLER” MAN THAT JUST MADE ME FEEL GAY SAYING TAHT LINE. BUT THATS NO OFFENCE TO GAY PEOPLE. THEIRS A NIGGA USING MY NAME ON HEAR ACTING GAY BUT I REALLY AM GAY THATS WHATS SO FUNNY. IT DONT BOTHER ME TO BE CALLED GAY. CAUSE I AM. BUT FOR THE RECORD THEIRS ALOT OF GAY RAPPERS. WAYNE IS GAY YALL HAVENT SEEN THE PICTURE WITH HIM KISSING HIS DADDY? HE GAY TOO. THEIRS NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING GAY. I HEARD DR. DRE WAS GAY TOO. BEING GAY WILL ONE DAY BE COOL AND EVERYONE WILL JOIN ME.

  • fla all day

    cop

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Dont blame him, he made a lot of money for Death Row.

  • Trickdd

    DON’T NOBODY SAY NUTHIN ABOUT MR.SUGE KNIGHT BECAUSE I LOVE HIS ASS HE’S WHAT YOU CALL A REAL MAN.

    • Fire

      This dude using Trickdd’s name is hilarious.

      • fla all day

        No one uses his name i went to school with that dude man, his real name i wont give out. but he dropped out of school in 7th grade. He lives across the street. dude is a weirdo man he always talking bout this site so i had too see what it was about. he fake man. This man is like 32 and lives with his mom. I bought my house 6 years ago and he still lives their. and for the record SUGE is a beaaatchhh!! and dre needs to come out the closet allready.

  • irish kidd

    Yo I think death row should give Dr.Dre his money because if it was not for him and other artist death row would have been shit. Suge Knight ain’t no really man. SUGE KNIGHT is nothing without Dre and those other artist.

  • Its is what it is

    deandre surrell says:

    get yo lazy ass up and drop a album.u always tryn to bum off my big homie suge….what hurts me the most man is that…..my big homie suge aint even grimey…he hella nice.i guess its the money that makes us african americans hard….people change.things go wrong….but life goes on.

    ok…..send deandre surrel the memo . suge killed two most important rappers for our time. and he ripped everyone off. even with the fucked up contract he still owed pac 5-8 million when they take all of his street money you will see.f.e.ds have him already . everyone know suge is a murderer you cant hide from under gods eyes

  • Trickdd

    THE ONLY THING HILARIOUS IS 50 CENT NOT SELLING ALBUMS BECAUSE HE DIDN’T HAVE HIS SHIRT OFF ON THE COVER OF CURTIST.I BOUGHT HIS OTHER ALBUMS JUST BECAUSE OF THAT.I LIKES ME A LITTLE EYE CANDY WITH MY MUSIC.AND FOR ALL YA’LL INFORMATION THIS IS JUST THE OTHER SIDE OF TRICK BUT I’M THE SAME PERSON SO KISS MY BACK SIDE YOU LITTLE FLOOSIES.

  • http://www.myspace.com/topdun awesomest

    will suge get him? has g-unit provided the protection that snoop got with master p?why now? maybe suge doesnt care and this is the vest time because the courts are involved.im suprised he got that type of deal because it was said he gave everything up just to get away.

  • Chaka

    I RUN THIS,
    My brotha I totally disagree with your statment that Dre is a “lazy ass, fake producer, procrastinator,over hyped and evrything thats bad”.What has Daz and Sam Sneed(whom you think are ghost producers for Dre)done since Dre left them?If they are that good they would have produced a major hit.But nothing of that sort has been done by any of them.Daz,Jflex and co were all in Deathrow when Dre left.What did they do.They couldnt drop one dope album from one artist.The same can be said of those back biting producers(especially that brotha in the group above the law)whom Dre left in ruthless.But look at Dre any where he has gone he has blessed hip hop with classics(Ruthless-Deathrow-Aftermath).My brotha the facts shows that it is those so-called ghost producers that have been learning off Dre and not the other way round as those producers want us to believe.Dre gave them a life and carrier and they didnt do nothing for the good doctor.Dre does not just produce but with his production puts a new artist on the map.He has done this on four different occasions(Snoop,Eminem,50,Game).Presently no hip hop producer can match such success(many dope producers like premo,pete e.t.c even find it difficult to establish one new artist).Dre is the real thing.If you dont believe that then go and try to produce a track.Peace an hip hop head in Africa wrote this.

  • Chaka

    I RUN THIS,
    Check out this statment Snoop made about Dre,when asked about where the credit of the success of his album is due:
    “Beatmakers make beats. A lot of niggas make beats. [Dre] produces tracks. So that ain’t disrespect what I’m saying. I’m just telling you what’s real. I seen him make tracks from scratch. My whole record the nigga made damn near everything from scratch. [For the song] “Ain’t No Fun”, Daz and Warren G brought him the little [sings melody], that’s all they had! Dre took that muthafucka to the next level! Warren G brought in the [sample of] Donny Hathaway [singing], “Little Ghetto Boy, laying in the ghetto streets”. Dr. Dre flipped it like “Hold on, gimme that!” Took that muthafucka and made it straight hit!… They made beats, Dre produced that record. Point blank, and I’d say it in they face…I can make a beat, but I can’t produce! I can make a beat, but can I tell a nigga what to rap about, can I tell him when to come with the hook? Can you break the beat down? That’s what producing is.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Dre.

  • Chaka

    I dont know why some of you keep talking about Suge as if he is special in hip hop.That brotha had no name until he teamed up with Dre.And after Dre left him he quickly became what he use to be again.Nobody.Check it,what has he done since Dre left him?Nothing but granting magazines interviews in which he tries to damage the character of former label mates.Where as Dre,after leaving Suge,has been successfull not only with one artist but several artists.So the real clown here is Suge Knight.He should go back to body guarding because thats where his talents really lies,not in the music industry.Peace

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  • chaka

    I RUN THIS,
    My brotha I totally disagree with your statment that Dre is a “lazy ass, fake producer, procrastinator,over hyped and evrything thats bad”.What has Daz and Sam Sneed(whom you think are ghost producers for Dre)done since Dre left them?If they are that good they would have produced a major hit.But nothing of that sort has been done by any of them.Daz,Jflex and co were all in Deathrow when Dre left.What did they do.They couldnt drop one dope album from one artist.The same can be said of those back biting producers(especially that brotha in the group above the law)whom Dre left in ruthless.But look at Dre any where he has gone he has blessed hip hop with classics(Ruthless-Deathrow-Aftermath).My brotha the facts shows that it is those so-called ghost producers that have been learning off Dre and not the other way round as those producers want us to believe.Dre gave them a life and carrier and they didnt do nothing for the good doctor.Dre does not just produce but with his production puts a new artist on the map.He has done this on five different occasions(D.O.C,Snoop,Eminem,50,Game).Presently no hip hop producer can match such success(many dope producers like premo,pete e.t.c even find it difficult to establish one new artist).Dre is the real thing.If you dont believe that then go and try to produce a track.Peace an hip hop head in Africa wrote this.

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  • FORTY

    Dre is behind the scenes getting paid you stupid Muth Fukkas!!! Death Row owe Dre some money, so he’s trying to get what’s owed. Just like if a nigga owed one of yall some money you gone try to get paid right? My bad, most of you pussy’s would probably let it slide.

    STOP HATIN ON DRE!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/viral93560 Snowman_93560

    It’s like this:

    Suge is down and out. He doesn’t do anything anymore, he’s loosing money left and right, he’s loosing his label, ect. While Dre, on the other hand, is making millions through beats he makes for 50 Cent, Eminem, Eve, ect. So why take money from Suge? I’m not saying I’m for Suge. I really don’t give a shit about him. But the fact that dude’s broke and loosing money is kinda sad, and then Dre comes into the picture and tries and takes more money. Are you that money hungry? Then just fucking release Detox! That should make up for the money your asking for in this lawsuit. But how you gonna take money from somebody who’s in a bad ass position? What if it was you, Dre? Exactly.

  • bashin

    word yo.
    You stupid ass ni99as hatin on Dre when he did so much for gangsta rap than any other producer.yea i believe he is kinda lazy at times (D.O.C. said it himself) but the dude makes great music.His sound is like no other music producer right now cuz he’s light yrs ahead of them.I hate that he only got 2 albums but they’r classics.
    Dont hate the player, hate the game.no pun intended.

  • k0ldbl00d

    On the real, if you owe someone money, then you owe them money. That’s why they make contracts.. if you think you ain’t gonna be able to do it, then don’t sign.

    Fuckin’ get it right. Dre might make money money money.. but, that’s ’cause he takes charge. And it’s the principle of the thing. If someone owes you money, what do you do? If they say “Man, I ain’t got it.. next week.. next week..” What is your immediate reaction? Mother fucker, you better gimme that MONEY!

    Obviously, y’all didn’t grow up hungry.

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  • paul of uk

    use r all sayin dre get his royalties, huse gna take it off suge even if e had it, suge is a real gangster so remember ur listenin to gangster rap not fake shit so this is bound to happen wen u let a gangster sign u

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