Hip-hop star DJ Clue has been released on bail and has vowed to fight charges stemming from his arrest this week (beg01Apr13).

The producer/Dj, who has worked with Jay Z and Nas, was detained by police in New York City in the early hours of Wednesday (03Apr13) after his car was stopped at a traffic checkpoint.

The 38 year old, real name Ernesto Shaw, was arraigned on Wednesday afternoon (03Apr13) at Manhattan Criminal Court and released on bail after being charged with driving on a suspended licence.

He also faces a drug charge after cops allegedly found him in possession of three pills, and his lawyer, Xavier Donaldson, insists the star is determined to fight the accusations.

Donaldson says, "He doesn't drive around with a suspended licence nor does he drive around with any illegal items."