Dr. Dre in Legal Hot Water for Unauthorized Sales of “The Chronic”

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Rap star Dr. Dre, born Andre Young, is in hot water for selling his album “The Chronic” without authorization, but he filed to settle the lawsuit just one day before his federal courthouse trial. At a Los Angeles federal court, Dr. Dre’s lawyers filed a notice of settlement on Monday afternoon. Initially, Young was going to have to brave a week-long trial. The latter would have decided what percent of his online album sales he was entitled to.

Currently, the settlement has not been finalized, no details have been released, and Young’s attorneys have no comment.

As of yesterday, “The Chronic” is no longer available on iTunes.

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer degreed in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, email submissions to ayvaunnpennspokenword at gmail dot com.

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