Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Snoop and Dre’s Classic “Ain’t No Fun”
by Mike Winslow
(AllHipHop News) A California judge has dismissed a lawsuit over Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s 1993 song “Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None).”
Two little-known rappers from Los Angeles launched legal action against the stars and their collaborators Kurupt, Warren G, and the late Nate Dogg last summer, claiming the hook was lifted from their original tune, also titled “Ain’t No Fun,” which was released in 1991.
According to TMZ.com, the plaintiffs played the song for Snoop, Dre, and their then-label boss Marion “Suge” Knight, among others, and agreed to let them use it in exchange for a recording contract with Suge’s Death Row Records.
However, the deal never came to fruition and they alleged the song was later recorded by Snoop and friends without their permission.
They were seeking unspecified damages and lost profits, but the plaintiff’s’ case has since been thrown out of court – because they took too long to file suit.