News: Hell Rell Denies Suing Jim Jones, "The Issue Is W/ Koch, I Done Helped Made Koch $10 Mil" [Video]
Friday, Sep 25, 2009 11:53AM
Dipset associate Hell Rell has denied recent reports of him suing Jim Jones over royalty payments and said his lawsuit is directed towards E1 Music (formerly Koch Records) for not properly compensating him.
Speaking in an interview, Ruggah Rell said the company has not paid him for the profits he has helped them generate through the retail release of his music.
"I do have a lawsuit, on the Internet they're trying to make it seem like I'm suing Jim Jones or whatever, whatever, it's nothing like that," Hell Rell promised. "At the end of the day, we not no sucker n*ggas...I don't want the people to think I'm suing Jim Jones, nah, the issue is with Koch [now called E1 Music]. I done helped made Koch $10 million. Y'all listening to me? I done helped Koch Records gross $10 million collectively with all the projects, so, they was playing games with my money. I don't have time for that dumb sh*t. At the end of the day, [Koch Records General Manager] Allan [Grunblatt] wasn't keeping it official, man. I told Allan, 'Are you serious? All this money I done made you? And y'all gonna play games?' And they were doing little sucker sh*t like taking my songs and re-releasing 'em with other projects and sh*t like that...Y'all ain't gonna pimp me, I do the pimpin'." (EMI/Money Maker)
Early reports said Hell's lawsuit included Jones and other E1 Music imprints.
The lawsuit, which was filed in New York County Court, claims that Jim Jones, Koch, Tycoon Entertainment Babygrande Records and E1 cheated him out of royalties. Hell Rell signed with Koch/E1 in 2007 and released one album for the label, Hell Up in Harlem. That album was followed with 2008's Black Mask, Black Gloves, which was released via the mom & pop label, Babygrande Records. (All Hip Hop)
Rell previously called out Jim Jones and Juelz Santana for the "tarnished" Dipset image as of late and their usage of auto-tune on records.
"Shout-out to my n*gga Cam," Rell said in an on-street interview. "At the end of the day, after he closed the books, I pretty much went with my group which is Top Gunnas. Because we all know that Jim f*cked the [Dip]set up. He just f*cked the whole 'set up. Denying the phone call, Cam called him, said he didn't call him. He jumped on [Funkmaster] Flex and said he did call him. A whole bunch of bullsh*t like, f*cking up money man. That sh*t just had me mad man. I'm like come on man, you serious? Then he go out on Summer Jam, him and [Juelz] Santana, I love the movement, you know I love the 'set, but they just tarnishing the name. They just f*cking this sh*t up. You know what I mean, everything that we built. That auto-tune sh*t ain't us...Never was Dipset music, so all that other sh*t it's just getting out of hand man. Ruger just gotta whip it back into shape man." (Hip Hop Beef)
Juelz recently spoke with SOHH and said Rell's rant was made as a sign of his need for financial gain.
"Hell Rell is upset," Juelz explained. "Hell Rell's upset, he has no outlets right now. His only source of making money is for us to get back together which I understand -- but at the end of the day, he know what would happen. So for him to say that, he's just talking. I got nothing but time, he could always come to my studio and do songs and records with me but he couldn't get Cam on the phone -- I know Hell Rell at the end of the day. Like, I know Hell Rell. He really doesn't bother me when he says certain things, it's just that the game is dirty right now, people don't really have no outlets. Me, Jimmy and Cam were really the only ones besides everybody else, without us all being together, it makes it even harder. Just as much as it makes it harder for everybody, it makes it even harder for him. So I feel he's reaching for a little bit of attention, unnecessary attention. Hell Rell knows what it is...I let Rugga Rell be Rugga Rell when the camera comes on. I've seen Rell plenty of times. That sh*t is about nothing, I couldn't have beef with none of them. It's like, n*ggas is talking, man." (SOHH)
Check out Hell Rell speaking on Jim Jones & E1 Music below: