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Rap star Dr. Dre settles lawsuit over album 'The Chronic'

June 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit involving rap superstar Dr. Dre on Monday.

The rapper, whose real name is Andre Young, settled a lawsuit regarding the online sales of his 1992 debut album "The Chronic" one day before the trial. Young was expected to testify.

Young sued WIDEawake Death Row Records in 2010 for breach of contract, trademark infringement and misappropriation of his likeness. The lawsuit would have decided whether Young was entitled to 100 percent of the profits from online sales of the rap album.

The label purchased the holdings of original Death Row Records, which Young co-founded. He agreed to leave the label under the condition that the company obtained his permission to sell his music.

In April a judge ruled that WIDEawake Death row did not have the authority to distribute Young's music.

On Monday, "The Chronic" was no longer available for download on iTunes. No details of the settlement have been released. There was no immediate comment from attorneys from either party.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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