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Christina Claims She Was Duped By "Dip" S**t

8/7/2008 6:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Christina Milian is suing a famous record producer, claiming he puts the low in "Dip it Low."

Rewind to 2003. Christina records her first U.S. album for Island Def Jam. Poli Paul, a defendant, is the producer. Paul wrote the song "Dip It Low," which turned into a monster hit. But here's the rub -- according to the lawsuit, filed just minutes ago in L.A. County Superior Court, Milian claims Paul "very definitively" assured her "there were no samples whatsoever in ...'Dip It Low.'"

So imagine her shock when three guys -- Thomas Turino, Larry Crook and Dan Dickey -- sued her! They released an album in 1983 called "La Sirena." According to the suit, Paul was in a Pasadena, CA record store, liked the song, and looped a 12-second sample of it into "Dip It Low."

The suit claims Christina spent more than $300,000 to defend herself in the case against her and eventually settled. She now wants Paul and his associate, Spencer Cowlings Entertainment, to pay what she's out.

Christina's killer lawyer, Ed McPherson, wants the $300 grand plus punitive damages.

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ttcc    

first!

2205 days ago
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mels    

ah, the song blows anyway,

2205 days ago
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Silly Rabbit    

so now she is out of celebrity and money...

2205 days ago
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Those Bracelets Aren't From Tiffany    

If the producer sold her a track that contained samples and he did not inform her accordingly, then she should sue him and attempt to recover her losses. I don't know how the judge awarded damages to be paid by Christina by the artists who were unlawfully sampled. He should've dismissed the case and instructed them to file a case against the producer. She should appeal that judge's decision. That's ridiculous. I'd want $300 back, more or less $300k. I hope Christina is awarded her damages back, attorneys' fees and interest.

Stones Throw Records is good for sampling other people's material and not crediting the original artists, nor do they pay for sample clearances. One day, they will be forced to stop stealing other artists' material. Samples without clearance = theft.

2205 days ago
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lauren    

Christina who?

2205 days ago
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Wife of Composer    

The producer...or whatever this specific greedy jerk calls himself, is responsible for declaring all samples upfront, most often, the record company makes sure the samples are cleared before the release by contacting the respective publisher or musician who composed the original work. I'm willing to bet this guy has gotten away with this type of thing before...sucks for the music industry. He should should take responsibility and she should get her money back plus legal fees and damages.

2205 days ago
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arte help    

Who????

2205 days ago
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INDUSTRY    

FAKE PRODUCER

2189 days ago
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INDUSTRY    

HEY POLI IF YOU WRITE ME A SONG WILL I LOSE MY HOUSE ? STOP STEALING OTHER PEOPLES MUSIC AND CLAIMIMG IT AS YOUR OWN... YOUR JUST AS BAD AS A THEIF. O LOVE YOUR MY SPACE PAGE ...NOT GUILTY .......SURE.... O AND PS YOUR NOT A PRODUCER YOUR A BEAT JACKER .........BEAT JACKIN .... PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHOS MADE MONEY OFF OTHERS PEOPLES HARD WORK AND TIME ..... I BET YOU STILL BUY YOUR GEAR AT GUITAR CENTER .....


WASHED UP POLI ... GET HIM GIRL...... DONT LET THIS LOSER GET AWAY WITH THIS....... SAMPLE STEALING JERK

2183 days ago

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