Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX’s brother-manager has come forward to speak out on the recently unapproved release of his Redemption of the Dog album.

According to reports, manager Montana has slammed music company Seven Arts Entertainment for its release.

“[Seven Arts Entertainment] had no right to put out a new album. The only contract DMX had was for Undisputed and that came out two years ago. He don’t have a contract with them to [release] another album. You can’t just put somebody’s album out without permission. X only had a contract with them for one album, and that album already came out a long time ago. If they wanted to come out with another album, they had to come to the table. That’s why we sent a cease and desist letter.” (HHDX)

Check out what the record label said right here…

A Seven Arts representative issued a statement on the LP last Thursday (January 8).

“Seven Arts is pleased to release the second album from the 52 masters acquired by Seven Arts from DMX and his producers in 2012. DMX and his team fully cooperated on the production of this album. ‘Redemption of the Beast’ was the second album planned for release with DMX in September of 2012, following the release of ‘Undisputed’. These new masters represent the best of this legendary artist and offer production by some of the best in the industry. All fans are invited to listen to the music, which is the real thing, the ‘rough and ready’ of DMX. The music and artistry speaks for itself.” (Statement)

Producer Swizz Beatz addressed the new album reports on Instagram last week.

When the DOG come back you will know 100% !!!!!! Stop the B.S fake albums!!!!!!!! Fyi We Cooking Fire

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I see a lot of rapper but I know only 1 X!!!!!!! #nofakealbums We Got Fire #brothers4Life !!!!!!!!!! @DMX

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DMX also addressed the album reports and acknowledged Swizz’s outburst on social media.

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