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Baha Men: We Were Dogged Out of $500K

3/13/2007 7:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Members of the musical group Baha Men, the guys behind the hit song "Who let the Dogs Out," claim they're in the dog house over bad checks, and blame their record company for tarnishing their good name.
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In a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the Baha Men claim that Activate Entertainment never forked over thousands of dollars owed for an album they were working on, which forced the guys to cover expensive production costs with their own cash. According to the lawsuit, "This led to overdrawn accounts," which led to bad check writing.

In the lawsuit, the band claims that their ensuing financial situation was so bad when they "did not receive the additional $180,000 that was owed to them," that their lead singer, Isaiah Taylor lost "his home to the bank for lack of funding." The band also claims they couldn't afford to pay members of their production crew, which "severely damaged the reputations of the Baha Men group members within the tight knit music community."

Calls to Activate Entertainment were not immediately returned.


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Please let your readers know that he bahamen group is not from jamaica. They are not tree climbers or monkeys. Everything that is in te u s a is in theBahamas.We have one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Just because you can't afford to go there don't diss our country

2743 days ago

Mark Francis    

Hey Baha Men, Its not the island, LA is full of bulshit people who hand checks out that bounce all the time. To be honest in LA is unheard of, also you guys need to go into rehab to be famous these days. Tell Britney to slide over. Let Judge Judy get thisone in court. Can't wait to see that.

2743 days ago

Diana Crabtree    

I believe them. I imagine they made some bad choices, but this seems consistant of the way musicians are treated by the industry

2742 days ago


Post #4, you need to go back into the cave that you come from. You are not welcomed here.

2742 days ago


I always wondered who made that great song. It's played all the time and was a theme in Cleveland I know for some time for the Browns. You go boys. Sorry to hear someone is trying to rip you off. Music folks can be bloodsuckers, I hope that you get your money.

2742 days ago


this song was composed and first recorded by a dude named Anselm
Douglas of Trinidad and Tobago. it was sold to the Baha Men who
re-recorded it and made lots of money. the original recording is far
superior.glad to have educated you all. see link above for proof.

2736 days ago
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