Rap producer and artist Dr. Dre Monday settled a federal lawsuit over album sales a day before trial of the royalties case was set to begin.
Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, sued the current owners of Death Row Records last year in Los Angeles federal court, alleging the label owed him royalties for three albums.
According to the breach of contract suit, WIDEawake Entertainment Group, which oversees Death Row, never paid the artist money for sales of “The Chronic,” “The Chronic Re-Lit” and a greatest hits collection.
Attorneys for Dre filed a notice of settlement late today with the court. No details of the settlement, which must be approved by U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder, were immediately disclosed.