Chuck D is fighting for publishing deal rights.
According to a report in The Blast, the rap legend says he unknowingly signed a publishing deal years ago that stripped him of part ownership of Public Enemy’s music, and now he’s suing to get it back.
Chuck D has reportedly filed a lawsuit against his label, accusing them of cheating him out of over one million dollars.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Chuck D claims he entered a publishing deal with Reach Global Music and Terrodome Music Publishing in 2001 with a man named Michael Closter and claims that he convinced him to form a new independent music publishing company that would administer the publishing rights to his work. This allegedly included the rights to his work from his days with Def Jam.