EXCLUSIVE: Sisqo And Dru Hill – Score $786k Victory in Battle with Record Label
The Dirty can exclusively reveal rapper Sisqo and his Dru Hill bandmates scored a $786K victory against their record label — who they sued demanding their contracts be voided and damages for screwing up their albums releases — with a judge coming back yesterday siding with the musicians.
Back in 2015 TMZ reported, Sisqo and his Dru Hill bandmates sued their record label, Kedar Entertainment Group, along with exec Kedar Massenburg.
The rapper accused the label of signing Dru Hill to separate deals back in 2009. The agreement was for the band to release 2 albums and Sisqo would do the same. However, they said the label didn’t spend $300k on marketing for their first albums like they promised. As a result, neither album was a hit due to the lack of promotion. To make matters worse they never saw a dime in royalties.
Dru Hill and Sisqo sued demanding their contracts be void and a million dollars in damages for each. Then on January 27th, the judge came back with his decision in the case and sided with the artists. Due to the label never bothering to show up to court … they were awarded a default judgement which voided their record deals with the label.
The judge awarded Dru Hill a total of $414,610.18 in damages and Sisqo’s music company $372,282.80 with interest for a grand total of $786,892.98.