DMX seeks to punish his former record label that put out the unauthorized "Redemption Of The Beast" album.
After a new DMX album, Redemption Of The Beast, was announced last week, DMX and Swizz Beatz quickly came forward to say that the album ws being released without their permission. Now, HipHopDX informs us that DMX and his team plan to take legal action against Seven Arts Entertainment, the label that put the project out. Here are some excerpts from their interview with Montana, X's brother and manager.
“[Seven Arts Entertainment] had no right to put out a new album. The only contract DMX had was for Undisputed and that came out two years ago. He don’t have a contract with them to [release] another album.”
“You can’t just put somebody’s album out without permission. X only had a contract with them for one album, and that album already came out a long time ago. If they wanted to come out with another album, they had to come to the table. That’s why we sent a cease and desist letter."
Montana refuses to call Redemption Of The Beast an album, saying it was more like a poorly recycled version of Undisputed.
“[Some of the] songs are from the Undisputed album and there’s three extra songs that he recorded that were not on the Undisputed album that they just put on that album. That’s what they did. We don’t even know where he got that picture [on the cover] from. It boils down to they have no rights to whip out that new album. His contract is over. He gave ‘em the first album. The owner called me said he’s stuck with a couple albums. He wants to push them out. He needed our help, so he had to sit at the table with us and he never did that. He decided to take it upon himself to do what the fuck he did. He was supposed to take care of some business with me and he took it upon himself not to do it, so he’s gonna have a lot of problems if he does. He’s already got problems.”
Let's hope X can turn it around with a legit album in 2015.