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Damon Dash’s response to Curren$y’s legal claims comes from the desk of his attorney:
My client’s initial reaction to the lawsuit was that of surprise, particularly in light of Curren$y’s numerous statements that the Muscle Car Chronicles would be released by BluRoc.
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 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.
Curren$y is suing Damon Dash for $1.5 million claiming he released his music without permission.
Curren$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$y’s jams.
Now, Curren$y is demanding the producer quit profiting off him in any way. Curren$y also wants $1.5 million in damages.
But Damon fired back at the accusations with his own response — claiming, he has the right to release the albums in question because he was given permission. What’s more — Damon says Curren$y stabbed him in the back, reneging on his agreement with Damon and signing with WB instead.
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Steve Stoute’s interview with Jay-Z discussing the meaning of his joint album with Kanye West “Watch the Throne”, on his epiphany that his music has a substantial impact on mainstream America, and on being an unpaid spokesman for Cristal champagne.
The city of New York has issued a restraining order against Dame Dash’s art gallery DD172, for allegedly selling liquor without a license.
Dame Dash opened the DD172 gallery in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York in the fall of 2009.
The four-story building housed an art gallery; a photography and recording studio, and rehearsal and performance space for a number of indie bands.
According to the Village Voice, Dame Dash and his associates are accused of six counts of storing and selling alcoholic beverages without a license.
Investigators found workers at the DD172 gallery selling liquor without a license several times, with one violation occurring as recently as May.
The city has also labeled the DD172 gallery a “nuisance,” and believes it could be a “front” for an illegal club.
According to The Voice, Damon Dash and associates had vacated the DD172 premises in June.
The news comes on the heels of last month’s revelation that Damon Dash owes almost $2,000,000 in back taxes to the IRS.
Damon Dash is expected to appear in court on September 14th to answer the six charges of selling alcoholic beverages without a license.
Beans has admitted that he did not file his taxes between the years 2003 and 2005.
The end result is the prosecution is seeking $350,000 out of an undeclared one million dollars of earned income.
His hearing isn’t until November 18th but if convicted, Sigel could face three years in prison.
What is it about entertainers and taxes?