The Game may not be able to release his R.E.D. album — which is highly anticipated by himself and some of yous — anytime soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s being sued by the good folks who say they discovered him.
A company claiming to have discovered the West Coast hip-hop star today sued Aftermath Records, Interscope, Universal Music Group and Dr. Dre’s company ARY, Inc. alleging it has been pushed aside and stiffed on royalties. As a result, it wants a court to halt the upcoming release of “The R.E.D. Album,” currently scheduled for August.
Desperado Entertainment, which claims it found Jayceon Taylor and helped turn him into mega-selling rap star The Game, says in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that a series of agreements entitle it to share in licensing and publishing income from the former G-Unit member’s records.
I haven’t seen the lawsuit itself, but if I dust off my book of legalese I would assume the document reads something along the lines of, “Whereas the members of Desperado Entertainment have unanimously agreed upon the following statement; that the R.E.D. album is an auditory abomination. Whereas the members of Desperado Entertainment are filing suit against Mr. The Game, Aftermath and Interscope, for defamation of character, on account of we – the aforementioned – discovered him first and don’t want folks thinking we were attached to this horrifying outcome of never-ending name-dropping and bizarre obsessions with suicide and face tattoos and whatnot.”
If this suit is about libelous actions against the nation’s ears and brains, we could be talking class-action lawsuit. Sign me up.
Gotty’s Edit: But if you’re still looking to listen, new track featuring Skateboard P, Robin Thicke & production by Dr. Dre. Have at it!