Posted: Wednesday – September 9, 2009
The beef between former Dipset members Hell Rell and Jim Jones has landed in court in a new lawsuit against Jim Jones and a number of record labels.
Hell Rell, born Durell Mohammed, was a member of Cam’ron’s Diplomats crew, which at one point featured Cam, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Hell Rell, Max B and others.
The lawsuit, which was filed in New York County Court, claims that Jim Jones, Koch, Tycoon Entertainment Babygrande Records and E1 cheated him out of royalties.
Hell Rell signed with Koch/E1 in 2007 and released one album for the label, Hell Up in Harlem.
That album was followed with 2008′s Black Mask, Black Gloves, which was released via the mom & pop label, Babygrande Records.
Hell Rell recently expressed his grievances with his former group members, claiming that Jim Jones and Juelz Santana ruined The Diplomats.
Santana has defended himself and Jones against any wrong doing, claiming Hell Rell needed a Diplomat reunion for financial reasons.
Hell Rell recently inked a deal with Money Maker Entertainment/EMI to release his third official album, Live From Hell.
Live From Hell is due in stores October 6.