On Feb 12th 2010, TMZ reports the hip-hop superstar filed a lawsuit against WIDEawake Death Row Records, and its parent companies recently, claiming he hasn’t been paid for royalties on his multi-platinum smash, The Chronic, since he left the label in 1996.
Death Row Records eventually filed for bankruptcy, and co-founder Suge Knight lost ownership of the label.
It was eventually purchased by WIDEawake, who re-launched the label, and has since re-released material from the label’s classic catalog.
Dre says WIDEawake released a new version of The Chronic titled Re-Lit, and a greatest hits collection, containing his recordings without his permission.
Now dre Dre is seeking unspecified damages of more than $75,000 for breach of contract, false advertising, trademark infringement and misappropriation of publicity.