Rapper Snoop Dogg is desperate to ditch his record company, EMI-Blackwood, although he has only fulfilled half of his four-album contract with the company. The rapper, real name CALVIN BROADUS, claims he's entitled to get out of his contract early under a California labour law that allows him to end the agreement after seven years, according to a suit filed by his lawyers last month (JUN06) in Los Angeles Superior Court. EMI has hit back filing a lawsuit against the rapper last week (ends09JULY06) in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York City. The company insists Snoop Dogg still owes them two more albums. He has already delivered DA GAME IS TO BE SOLD NOT TO BE TOLD and TOP DOGG. EMI contends their contract with the rapper was signed in New York and that only New York state laws should apply.