News: Dipset's Freekey Zekey On Hell Rell, "I F*ck W/ Him But He Needs To Get His Sh*t Straight" [Video]
Saturday, Oct 17, 2009 8:00AM
Dipset's Freekey Zekey has weighed in on associate Hell Rell's recent claims of being owed money by E-1 Music (formerly Koch Records) and said the rapper should pay homage to his Diplomat roots.
While saying he still has a relationship with Rell, Freekey also said Dipset placed him in a position where he is able to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
"The Hell Rell joint, I mean, yeah, I f*ck with Rell but he needs to get his sh*t straight," Zeek said in an interview. "As far as him trying to sue motherf*ckers, we the reason why you can even say your name is Hell Rell. You gotta understand where you came from n*gga. Sh*t goes up, sh*t goes down and you gonna be mad when some sh*t don't go your way? N*ggas put you in a situation for you to pop. I'm still doing what I got to do, keeping myself way above water, sometimes I need to parachute myself down below the clouds. You shouldn't say you're gonna sue this, sue that and you wouldn't even say none of that if it wasan't for us, you wouldn't be able to sue nothing.. Only person who might know is the little Chinese lady from the Chinese food store named Sue." (Gil Videos)
Speaking in an interview last month, Ruggah Rell said E-1 Music has not paid him for the profits he 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)
Check out Freekey Zekey addressing Hell Rell below:
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