Big Hutch Releases Video Regarding Eve & Dr. Dre "Love Is Blind" Lawsuit

UPDATE: Big Hutch plays the original 1997 recording by Eve and Truth Hurts in his SUV to show fans the merit behind his lawsuit at former collaborators.

Pomona, California veteran producer/emcee Big Hutch (a/k/a Cold187um) revealed to HipHopDX this week that he is suing Rap artists Eve and Dr. Dre, along with Interscope Records and Ruff Ryders Entertainment for "stealing" the 1999 single "Love Is Blind."

According to information given to HipHopDX by Big Hutch's management, the founding member of Above The Law says that in December of 1997, he was introduced and hired to produce for Eve by Mike Lynn, Head of A&R for Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. In sessions between Hutch and Eve, "Love Is Blind" was allegedly one of the songs created. Hutch claims to have co-wrote and produced the track. Hutch even called in the Aftermath songtress at the time, Truth Hurts, to sing the hook and assist them in finishing up some other singing ideas they had.

In the two years following the early demo recordings, Eve moved from Aftermath to another Interscope Records label, Ruff Ryders. In 1999, she released Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady, her multi-platinum solo debut, featuring "Love Is Blind," a song with vocal assistance by Faith Evans.

Following the success of the song, Big Hutch, who was then serving as Vice President of Death Row Records during Suge Knight's incarceration, reportedly approached Aftermath executives about royalties and compensation. According to his statement, he was told, "We can't help you. You have no proof."

Hutch, who has been incarcerated several times in the last decade, kept many of his master recordings in storage. The producer recently found tapes including Eve's demo, which was recorded at the famed Larrabee Studios. He provided HipHopDX with that image.

 

In a statement, Hutch said, "I'm not trying to take away from what Eve has done, but I was a key in helping Eve create a hit record. " He also noted that the parties involved in Hutch's law suite has yet to respond to the accusation, causing him to take further legal matters.

Dr. Dre and Big Hutch have had a tumultuous working relationship dating back to the late 1980s. Dre and Hutch both produced Above The Law's 1990 debut album, Livin' Like Hustlers prior to Dr. Dre's leaving Ruthless Records. They also appeared together on 1990's "We're All In The Same Gang." When Dre and former N.W.A. band-mate Eazy-E were feuding on records, Hutch produced on It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa, a 1993 EP that aggressively attacked Dre and his fellow artists at Death Row Records. Throughout his career, Hutch has also publicly claimed he invented G-Funk, a type of music often credited to Dr. Dre through his solo debut, The Chronic. For a brief period in 2000 and 2001, after working together again, Hutch also assumed Dre's former executive post at Death Row Records, where Dre was from 1992 to 1996.

In 2010, Big Hutch told HipHopDX, "You gotta understand this, I’m the architect of G-Funk. You can’t tell me what G-Funk is. If I want G-Funk to be blowing on a whistle and beating on a box, that’s G-Funk, because I invented it. I am the architect." In that same interview, he supports Dr. Dre and his then-newly released song "Kush."

Earlier this year, Hutch released his first mixtape, From Pomona, With Love. In 2011, he released his fifth solo album, Only God Can Judge Me. As a rapper, he has toured extensively in recent years with Insane Clown Posse.

Photo credit: JericksonPhoto.com

(June 21)

UPDATE: Today (July 19), Big Hutch released a video, regarding his ongoing lawsuit against Eve, Dr. Dre and Ruff Ryders Entertainment over the 1999 Eve single "Love Is Blind." In the video, Hutch displays the Larrabee Studios master tapes, and plays the song in his Cadillac Escalade.

Eve, Dre and Ruff Ryders have yet to publicly respond to the suit. Earlier this month, Big Hutch's Above The Law band-mate, KMG died tragically on July 6 reportedly of a heart attack.

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42 Comments

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    Will you tell me that if these blinds are easily available in the market?

  • Fuck Above the Law

    Fuck HHDX for even caring about this nigga, he don't deserve shit. Hope he gets kidnapped and never seen again.

  • Rory

    That original beat is bangin!

  • Anonymous

    The original beat is dope! You all is crazy!

  • Anonymous

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  • BiGGBroke!!!

    Bigg hutch all broke! bigg broke! this niggas like imma market sum new bull shit reel quik then sue dr gay n getta quik couple mill. n chill on the hills.

  • Shone Jones

    Hutch is just trying to get a check.

  • Anonymous

    GTFOH! Suing 14 years later is trash.

  • Anonymous

    This idiot doesn't even realize when things are going on in court your suppose to keep your mouth shut, lol, who the fuck is this guys lawyer, Homie the Clown??

  • G-Bee

    Wow it looks like Big Hutch stepped on some fanboys toes by the looks of this thread.

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  • CaptainSpauldingNephew

    If he was the contributor to the lyrics, yes he is owed writers credit.He should have taken the time to fight this case back then.Now he just look like he's hurting for paper and reaching.

  • Anonymous

    He's Willie Hutch's nephew he been paid..Plus he wrote the hook and its damn near the same as his

  • i'm at work and bored

    oh C'mon Hutch. It's not even the same beat and hook. SMH

    • that's the point

      That's the point he's making, Dre jacked the vocals and concept without giving Hutch credits.

  • Anonymous

    It is obvious why this nicca dont have no credit for anything on eve. I know absolutely nothing about production but I can sure make a better beat than that crap he put together. Sounds like a kid messing around with fruitly loops. Talking about developing eve, what kind of development is this crap? Fuck out of here, broke broke.

  • Anonymous

    @FuckAbovetheLaw go fuckyaself. You aint nuthin but a assigned hater for this page. For 1 your sign on speaks for itself so you could of had ya ass talk for you. You's a hater str8 up. ATL could give a fucc about any Gunk shit. Koka is doing his thang with his own label. Why do you even have that kinda hate. Your'e an agent for whoever. Real niggas know the real about that old beef. Pay attention to details maybe you'll learn something. When he was with Deathrow he came at em about the track but interscope didnt wanna acknowledge it because the barren of proof was on Hutch. They took the masters but didnt know he had one for himself. He got locked down for 6years. When he went to his storage he found his masters of the song. Yeah you can say timing wasnt on his side but regardless his rights to get paid cant be ignored. If it was your work you would do the same unless yous a sucka. Niggas from Black Mob aint no suckas homie. They will pine box yo ass. And what's Koka gotta do with this. Koka do shit with everybody. No one has time for a hatin ass nobody who gotta sign on as FuckAbovethLaw. KIllYASELF!!

    • Fuck Above the Law

      Come fuc me boi. You're trash to me, you're nothing. Acting gangsta on DX and then hiding on the street, I despise people like you. If you so mad at, why don't come beat me then bitch?!

  • Fuck Above the Law

    man fuck Above the Law them niggas always crying because they want recognition. We already gave yall bitches the recognition yall just crying for the attention. Seriously, fuck Above the Law fuck Kokane fuck all of them

  • WestVader

    Yall dumb asses is missing the point. The fact of the matter is he didnt get paid for his work. I would give a Fucc how long it's been. It might take me somtime to set my lawsuit up but dont erase the fact they got 2.5 million sales & didn t pay him. Are you stupid? Would you just let them niggas ride on all that bread when you co-created the shit & didnt get a crumb. Not where I'm from Homie. When I get out you better have it Dagnabbit. I dont give a fucc about that other shit. It's been a while or I dont have no record deal. Nunya homie. Break ya self without rebuttal. These niggas can gank some but real niggas gonna stand account for they work. Hey that tape yall clowning is straight out of Larrabee Sound studios. So it came straight from the reel to a tape. Hard raw evidence. Where's da bread??

    • West Coast People Ain't Shit

      ^^^LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL nigga you're NOTHING!!! You got no history! You only did two songs on that nigga's album, so what?! If he didn't pay him, it's because you didn't deserve it! Fuck you

    • Anonymous

      real talk google me! Dominic Aldridge i had to sue Coolio punk ass and still suin 4 old shit! imma get my bread bro! if i dont my kids will! fucc the dumbshit

  • SIRRBROKEALOT

    DAMN NIGGA R U BROKE? IF U SO INVENTIVE GO MAKE MO HITS WIT YO G FUNK ASS NIGGA. HOW BOUT GIVING FANS UR VERSION OF THA CHRONIC WIT KOKANE ALL OVA IT. DAMN NIGGA JUS GO TALK WIT DRE BOUT GETTIN A JOB NIGGA SHIT....

  • Bigg Homie Locc Dogg

    BOOOOOOOO! This fool is broker than the ten commandments, and is trying to sue after 10 years! BOOOOOOOOO!

  • Anonymous

    2inch reel tape,analog master also

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  • Blaknificent

    The song came out on Ruff Riders not Aftermath. Bad case.

  • Anonymous

    Y cant this ol ass muhfucka shut up an have a seat

  • Anonymous

    old heads be hatin. gtfoh son.

  • Memorex

    His evidence is a cassette tape? REALLY DUDE? Who even has a TAPE PLAYER? That's insane, 13 years later and this dude pulls a cassette tape out of his azz. BOI STOP. LMFAO Over here!!!! Just stop it.

  • BLACK

    THE SONG CAME OUT 13 YRS AGO U STUPID ASS NIGGA! WHY DIDNT U SUE THEN?

  • Fuck Above the Law

    Man Bitch Hutch really hates Dr. Dre he's trashing him all the time while Dre keeps getting richer and the sad thing is he ain't even being heard.

  • Anonymous

    I love how the evidence is some tape with writing on it. smh

  • Anonymous

    Man i love that song aint heard it in a while

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