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Chuck D sues his publisher

By | Published on Thursday 1 August 2019

Public Enemy

Chuck D is suing his music publisher alleging that Reach Global Music bamboozled him out of a fuck load of royalties and a slice of his rights.

According to TMZ, which has seen the Public Enemy man’s lawsuit, the rapper says that, since he signed to Reach Global in 2001, it has taken “advantage of his lack of business acumen and screwed him out of tons of cash and the rights to his songs”.

The litigation seemingly accuses the music firm of hiding income from him, making false and fraudulent copyright registrations, and employing various accounting tricks in order to reduce the size of payments due to the rapper. He claims that he only became aware of the alleged dodgy dealings in February this year.

The lawsuit seeks in excess of $1 million in damages and a return of all of the rapper’s copyrights. We await a response from the other side.