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Dr. Dre has won a lawsuit against WIDEawake/Death Row Records over unpaid royalties from his landmark 1992 album, The Chronic. A federal court ruled that WIDEawake was selling digital copies of the album without seeking Dre’s permission.

“For years, Death Row Records forgot about Dre when they continued to distribute his music digitally and combined his hits with weaker Death Row tracks in an attempt to elevate the stature of their other artists,” Dre’s lawyer Howard King said in a statement. “We are gratified that the federal court has unambiguously declared that Death Row has no right to engage in such tactics, and must hold all proceeds from these illicit distributions in trust for our client.”

As a result of the ruling, Dre will receive 100% of all royalties from the sale of digital copies of The Chronic.  Dre claims that he hasn’t received any royalties from the sale of the album since he left Death Row Records in 1996.

Congratulations Dre… Now where’s Detox?

Source: MTV.com

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