News: Curren$y Credits Dame Dash For Schooling Him, "I Soaked It All Up"
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 11:45AM
Despite a nasty publicized $1.5 million lawsuit against one-time business affiliate Damon Dash, New Orleans rapper Curren$y recently credited Dame and other music moguls for schooling him to the game.
Along with Dash, Curren$y said time spent amongst the likes of former business partners Master P and Birdman all had its benefits to his career.
During an interview with MTV News last week, the New Orleans MC admitted that he has learned a lot working with Dash, as well as other notable CEOs he was once signed to like Master P and Birdman. "You run the list, I've picked up game from all of them, man, Master P, Baby. Me and [Lil] Wayne made hours and hours and hours and hours' worth of music in the studio, Dame," Curren$y told MTV News on March 21. "I been around some people, made moves and soaked it all up." Even though the union is now marred in negativity, Curren$y contends that it was a learning experience. "With my last situation, I think I've learned more about the business," he said, referencing Dame's DD172. "I've learned more about the business through that prior situation." (MTV)
This week, Dame's camp issued an open response to Spitta's lawsuit.
"My client's initial reaction to the lawsuit was that of surprise, particularly in light of Curren$y's numerous statements that the 'Muscle Car Chronicles' would be released by BluRoc," states Damon Dash's attorney, Joshua E. Seidman. "On March 15, 2012, the plaintiffs appeared in Federal Court to argue for a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin my client from the continued distribution of the 'Muscle Car Chronicles'. The plaintiffs' application was denied in open Court by Federal Judge Andrew Carter and the album was permitted to remain available through iTunes and other retailers. While the situation remains ongoing, we are hopeful that an amicable resolution can be reached. My client wishes Curren$y the best in all of his future career endeavors. However, he has expressed a deep concern with respect to the manner in which the artist's attorney and manager have conducted themselves. He sincerely hopes that Curren$y is not being misled or pressured into making unwise decisions, such as the filing of what appears to be a potentially frivolous litigation." (Statement)
Details of Curren$y's lawsuit began circulating online last weekend and has since made quite a buzz with those fans who have followed Dame's career since the Rocafella days.
Rapper Curren$y's music is NOT to be trifled with -- and to prove it ... the MC is suing famed music producer Damon Dash, claiming he is hocking several Curren$y albums without permission. Curren$y filed the lawsuit against Jay-Z's old biz partner and former co-owner of Roc-A-Fella Records -- claiming he and Dash tried to negotiate an agreement to release music together in 2010 ... but the deal never materialized. Curren$y claims Dash released two of his albums in 2010 -- but the two still couldn't reach an agreement ... so Curren$y signed with Warner Bros. in January 2011. But according to the lawsuit, Damon was unmoved -- and CONTINUED to release Curren$y's music despite the new WB contract, which gave WB exclusive rights to Curren$y's jams. (TMZ)
The legal suit showed Spitta aiming to get back over a million dollars in damages.
Now, Curren$y is demanding the producer quit profiting off him in any way. Curren$y also wants $1.5 million in damages. But Damon fired back at the accusations with his own response -- claiming, he has the right to release the albums in question because he was given permission. What's more -- Damon says Curren$y stabbed him in the back, reneging on his agreement with Damon and signing with WB instead. A judge has yet to rule on the case. (TMZ)
Check out some recent Curren$y footage below: