*Rapper Mack 10 is back in the studio, but apparently hasn’t bothered to pay for use of the facility.

According to a lawsuit filed in small claims court in Malibu late last month, Rodger Carter — who operates The Doghouse Studio — claims Mack 10 stiffed him for almost 30 hours of studio time, at $75/hour, for a total of $2,165, reports TMZ.

Mack 10’s rep tells the website that the rapper settled the issue with Doghouse, and Mack, along with several rappers on his label, has been recording at Doghouse studio all month long.

The rep also tells us Mack has a new album dropping in April.