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Kanye West and Damon Dash hit with infringement lawsuit

Kanye West and rap mogul Damon Dash have been hit with an infringement lawsuit from members of Latin band Loisaidas over the name of the hip-hop heavyweights' new film.

West and Dash recently announced plans to executive produce a movie called Loisaidas - a nickname for New York City's Lower East Side - prompting singer Michael Medina, one half of New York-based duo Loisaidas to accuse the rap pals of infringing and devaluing his act's name.


In legal documents obtained by TMZ.com, Medina claims the film's release will tarnish he group's brand due to the violence and drug dealing themes in the movie.


Medina has asked a judge to put a stop to West and Dash's planned project and pay damages.