Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 11:00AM
Former Roc-A-Fella Records artist Young Neef recently offered his take on the current legal war going on between ex-boss Damon “Dame” Dash and New Orleans rapper Curren$ y over uncompensated release of music.
Having spent time under Dash’s wing, Neef said the legal battle is something he did not see coming.
“That’s crazy, ’cause I seen them guys together from the outside looking in. They looked like they had a good thing. Curren$ y is a good worker; Dame go hard with everything. When Dame believes in you anything’s possible. That was kind crazy to me. I didn’t know he was putting music out and not breaking him off — that was surprising to me. But we never know all the details from the outside looking in — what their conversations were, what their relationship was like. I hope they can work it out in some type of way ’cause they both good guys.” (BET)
A few weeks ago, Curren$ y credited Dash amongst other hip-hop executives for schooling him to the rap game.
During an interview with MTV News last week, the New Orleans MC admitted that he has learned a lot working with Dash, as well as other notable CEOs he was once signed to like Master P and Birdman. “You run the list, I’ve picked up game from all of them, man, Master P, Baby. Me and [Lil] Wayne made hours and hours and hours and hours’ worth of music in the studio, Dame,” Curren$ y told MTV News on March 21. “I been around some people, made moves and soaked it all up.” Even though the union is now marred in negativity, Curren$ y contends that it was a learning experience. “With my last situation, I think I’ve learned more about the business,” he said, referencing Dame’s DD172. “I’ve learned more about the business through that prior situation.” (MTV)
After the legal case became publicized, Dame’s camp issued an open response.
“My client’s initial reaction to the lawsuit was that of surprise, particularly in light of Curren$ y’s numerous statements that the ‘Muscle Car Chronicles’ would be released by BluRoc,” states Damon Dash’s attorney, Joshua E. Seidman. “On March 15, 2012, the plaintiffs appeared in Federal Court to argue for a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin my client from the continued distribution of the ‘Muscle Car Chronicles’. The plaintiffs’ application was denied in open Court by Federal Judge Andrew Carter and the album was permitted to remain available through iTunes and other retailers. While the situation remains ongoing, we are hopeful that an amicable resolution can be reached. My client wishes Curren$ y the best in all of his future career endeavors. However, he has expressed a deep concern with respect to the manner in which the artist’s attorney and manager have conducted themselves. He sincerely hopes that Curren$ y is not being misled or pressured into making unwise decisions, such as the filing of what appears to be a potentially frivolous litigation.” (Statement)
Details of Curren$ y’s lawsuit began circulating online last month and has continued to mount a steady buzz.
Rapper Curren$ y’s music is NOT to be trifled with — and to prove it … the MC is suing famed music producer Damon Dash, claiming he is hocking several Curren$ y albums without permission. Curren$ y filed the lawsuit against Jay-Z‘s old biz partner and former co-owner of Roc-A-Fella Records — claiming he and Dash tried to negotiate an agreement to release music together in 2010 … but the deal never materialized. Curren$ y claims Dash released two of his albums in 2010 — but the two still couldn’t reach an agreement … so Curren$ y signed with Warner Bros. in January 2011. But according to the lawsuit, Damon was unmoved — and CONTINUED to release Curren$ y’s music despite the new WB contract, which gave WB exclusive rights to Curren$ y’s jams. (TMZ)
Check out a recent Curren$ y interview below:
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