Currensy Sues Damon Dash for $1.5 Million; Dash's Attorney Responds

Curren$y Keeps Climbing With New Mixtape and Merchandising Deal

Curren$y Keeps Climbing With New Mixtape and Merchandising Deal

On Sunday (March 25), news broke that Curren$y had filed a lawsuit against Damon Dash for releasing his material without permission.

In 2010, Spitta and Dash were working on an agreement to release music on Dash's label, BluRoc, according to TMZ. However, the deal was never solidified, and Curren$y signed with Warner Bros in early 2011. Allegedly Dash continued to release music of the New Orleans rhymesayer, despite Warner's exclusive rights to Curren$y's material, leading to his lawsuit claiming $1.5 million in damages for the unauthorized release. Dash has claimed Curren$y backed out of their agreement in 2010 and signed with Warner instead.

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In response, Dash's attorney, Joshua E. Seidman, has issued a statement in attempt to shed light on the situation. In the statement, Seidman notes that Dash's initial reaction "was that of surprise," particularly regarding "Curren$y's numerous statements that the 'Muscle Car Chronicles' would be released by BluRoc." "Chronicles," which dropped last month, was released on Dash's BluRoc label. Seidman revealed Dame and Curren$y were in Federal Court on March 15 for "a preliminary injection seeking to enjoin [Seidman's] client from the continued distribution of the 'Muscle Car Chronicles.'" But apparently, Curren$y's application was denied by the judge, leaving "Chronicles" to remain available through retailers.

Seidman continued to say that Dash "wishes Curren$y the best in all his future career endeavors," he still "has expressed a deep concern with respect to the manner in which [Curren$y's team] have conducted themselves" and voiced concerns that Curren$y is being misled into "making unwise decisions."

It seems the waters have only gotten muddier.