*Dr. Dre and his company Aftermath Entertainment has been sued by a California recording studio for failure to pay a bill.

Paramount Recording Studios is claiming that the rapper/producer skipped out on paying for sessions between April 2009 and June 2010, according to Allhiphop.com. Dre – whose real name is Andre Young – is facing charges of up to $1,220,500.

Dr. Dre had agreed to settle the bill with Paramount Recording Studios by July 13th, but failed to do so, resulting in the lawsuit filed July 23rd in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The former NWA rapper has recorded at Paramount for at least ten years, allowing him to receive a cheaper rate for recording at the studio.

His new album “Detox” is due for release later this year.