Artists often make a splash right before an album release.
But usually it involves gunshots or sex tapes, not something dry like contract litigation.
Hip-hop golden boy Kanye West filed a 20-page lawsuit against Eric "E-Smoove" Miller, a Chicago DJ who, allegedly, tried to distribute 10 unreleased tracks that West produced a decade ago.
E-Smoove, who is partially responsible for the explosive growth of House music, helped West lay the tracks while West was still trying to break into the business.
According to the lawsuit, E-Smoove then whipped up a fake contract and forged signature, which he used to try and get the songs distributed.
The master tracks in question include Ho!!! and Stop Frontin'. West is seeking payment of $1.3 million.
The lawsuit coincides with West's hotly-awaited sophomore album, "Late Registration."