Fan Wins $2.7 Million For Hammer Beatdown

A fan has won a $2.7 million lawsuit against rapper Hammer and several security guards for injuries he suffered at one of the performer's concerts eight years ago.

A New York court ruled in favor of the fan, Michael Sneed, last week after Hammer failed to appear in court in order to set a date for a trial, according to the Associated Press.

In his suit, Sneed claimed that he was attacked by security at a Hammer concert in Syracuse in 1990, after coming to the defense of a child he witnessed being shoved by one of the security guards.

After filing for bankruptcy after the release of his last album, 1995's "Inside Out," Hammer is currently working on a new studio record and a movie soundtrack for his Oaktown 3.5.7 label.

The new Hammer album, "Family Affair," was originally slated for release in June, but has been bumped back to later in the year.