GREY AREA!

DJ Danger Mouse insists his 'Grey Album' was only intended as a promotional item...

DJ DANGER MOUSE faces legal action following the rise to acclaim of his project ‘THE GREY ALBUM’.

The producer, who last year found fame as one half of hip-hop duo DM and Jemini, found himself behind one of the coolest records of the year by splicing vocals from last year’s ‘The Black Album’ by Jay-Z with beats created from The Beatles’ seminal ‘The White Album’.

But now, according to MTV, he has been served with a cease and desist order – along with the small number of independent retailers who had stocked the 3,000 copies of the record.

EMI Records, who control the Beatles’ sound recordings on behalf of Capitol, served the orders. The Beatles’ publishing is owned by Sony Music and ATV Publishing – the venture set up by Sony and [a][/a].

Danger Mouse himself insists that the 3,000 copies were only intended as promotional items, but the record’s popularity soon saw it spill to mainstream acclaim.