DMX To Pursue Legal Action Against Company Releasing "Redemption Of The Beast"
(AllHipHop News) The battle over the supposed DMX album Redemption Of The Beast could be headed to a court room. HipHopDX reports the Dark Man's brother/manager Montana has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Seven Arts Entertainment, the company releasing the project. X's team claims 7Arts is in breach of contract.
“[Seven Arts Entertainment] had no right to put out a new album,” Montana told HHDX. "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.”
Seven Arts promoted the project under DMX's name even though the artist claimed he was not involved in its creation. The company's CEO Peter Hoffman sent out a statement saying, “DMX and his team fully cooperated on the production of this album."
Montana contends Redemption is simply songs from X's Undisputed LP with a few extra records that were not included on the New York rapper's 7th official studio album.
"The owner called me said he’s stuck with a couple of 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 f**k he did," added Montana. "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.”