Somewhere in America Dr. Dre is patting himself on the back after winning a lawsuit against the new Death Row Records.
WIDEawake Death Row Records was sued last year by Dr. Dre after he claimed that they were using his music on compilation albums without his permission and "improperly selling 'The Chronic'" digitally. U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled that Dre hasn't received all the money he has been due, and will now receive 100% of the online profits. Here's what his attorney, Howard King, had to say:
"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," King stated. "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."