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Rock singer Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., during his opening show, Feb. 18, 1985. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

A judge blocked a collection of unreleased Prince songs a day before it was set to drop


UPDATE April 20, 12:35 p.m. EST:

A federal judge has blocked the release of the "Deliverance" EP containing previously unreleased Prince songs, ABC News reports.

Prince's estate had sued producer George Ian Boxill, claiming he was under contract to not "use any recordings or property in any way whatsoever." 

The judge ruled Boxill must deliver all the recordings through his work with Prince to the estate. 

ORIGINAL STORY: The anniversary of Prince's death will be marked by an EP of unreleased songs, titled "Deliverance." 

But TMZ reports his estate is suing the album's producer, arguing the recordings were under a contract that said all recordings "would remain Prince's sole and exclusive property."

The estate says producer George Ian Boxill signed a contract agreeing to not "use any recordings or property in any way whatsoever." The lawsuit wants to block the release of "Deliverance."

LISTEN | The title track of "Deliverance" has already been released. 

I hope when people hear Prince singing these songs, it will bring comfort to many.
George Ian Boxill, producer

Rogue Music Alliance said it would give most of the profits to Prince's estate. 

Some were satisfied with the new tunes.

But some fans argue the release is a cash grab.

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