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Dame Dash Makes Boss Move By Partnering With FilmOn TV For HIs Own Network

August 22, 2016
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Lil Wayne Sues Universal Music, Says He’s Owed Profits From Drake, Nicki Minaj & Tyga

March 29, 2016
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Universal Music Group is paying itself instead of shelling out royalties it owes Lil Wayne, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the rapper-producer’s attorneys Monday in California.

Dwayne Carter Jr., known as Lil Wayne, is suing UMG and SoundExchange, claiming he’s been shorted millions from his work discovering and nurturing artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga.

Carter claims Universal has diverted tens of millions of dollars of his profits to repay itself for the $100 million it advanced to Cash Money Records, Inc.

“With Universal’s knowledge of Lil Wayne’s rights to partial ownership and profits from those artists, Universal and Cash Money entered into a series of agreements which, among other things, diverted Lil Wayne’s substantial profits to repay debts of Cash Money,” states the complaint. “As a result, 100% of the profits that should have been paid to Lil Wayne as a result of his ownership of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga records have been seized by Universal to repay debts that were neither incurred by nor were the obligations of Lil Wayne.”

Carter’s Young Money Label is a joint venture with Universal’s Cash Money Records designed to manufacture, distribute, promote and exploit performances of new recording artists discovered by Carter and signed to the label, according to the complaint.

He claims their 2003 agreement states the label’s profits “would be divided 51% – 49% between Cash Money and Carter, and ownership of all the Young Money Label property, (e.g., master recordings, copyrights, intellectual property, good will) similarly would be owned 51% – 49% between Cash Money and Carter, respectively.”

After multiple extensions, the term expired June 4, 2015, which puts Drake’s upcoming album in the crosshairs.

“Universal should be grateful and respectful to Lil Wayne for the millions of dollars in distribution fees and profits they have earned on the artists he brought to the company, instead of seizing all of his profits on those artists in a desperate attempt to recoup the tens of millions of dollars they are owed by Cash Money Records,” said Carter’s attorney Howard E. King of King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano in a Monday statement.

SoundExchange, the nonprofit that collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of copyright owners, is also named as a defendant in the suit.

Carter claims “Universal has claimed a right to 100% of the label performance royalties attributed to the YME Records” and “SoundExchange refuses to pay any of the money due to Young Money LLC and Carter individually based on Universal’s conflicting demand.”

Carter wants the court to clear it up and is seeking at least $40 million in damages and disgorged profits and a “judgment declaring the parties’ respective rights with regard to Plaintiffs’ share of label performance royalties.”

Universal Music Group did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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Deadly Combo Hits Top 70

March 25, 2016
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The duet album, Deadly Combo, from Indiana musicians, Matty Moe and Michael Barber, has hit the top 70 on Itunes reaching 61. A major accomplishments for an indie release with very little budget behind it.

Deadly Combo has gradually climbed the Itunes charts behind the single, Moon Rocks, co-produced between Michael Barber and Josh Tifer, and behind the song Indiana Boys.

The album was released via Barber’s ECP Music Group/Slam.House. An indie label that is now working with Universal Music Group.

The album does feature 3 major features, one from Streetlife of the Wu Tang Clan, and two features from Nappy Roots.

Purchased the album on Itunes or stream via Spotify and leave a comment telling us how you feel!

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Rap Beats? The Sample Saint Has You Covered

January 5, 2016
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Are you looking for industry quality production ? Listen to one of the best producers in the music industry, The Sample Saint. Listen below or head over to the production page, The Sample Saint on Soundclick.

 


Salvador Caulfield x Citizen IV Release New Lakers Shirt

August 9, 2015
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Not only can you represent being a Laker fan on the East Coast, but who better than Tupac on your shirt to do it with? Exactly!

Premium fitted 100% ring-spun combed cotton crew neck has an incredibly soft touch. Tagless for the ultimate comfort, this tee will hold its shape and softness wash after wash.

HEAD OVER TO CITIZEN IV AND COP YOURS TODAY!


Macklemore is having a baby, Still Unsure if he is ‘Gay’ or not. (Baby Not with Ryan Lewis

January 5, 2015
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Macklemore (aka Ben Haggerty) and his fiancee Tricia Davis are going to have a baby.

The Grammy Award winning rapper announced his new via a YouTube message on Saturday.

‘We wanted to share the news with you ourselves,’. Love, Ben & Tricia, he posted at the Macklemore Facebook page.

‘We are soooo excited,’ he couple wrote on YouTube.

Macklemore rose to fan with Ryan Lewis with their first hit ‘Can’t Hold Us’ in 2011. The came ‘Same Love’, and ‘Thrift Shop’ in 2012 before ‘White Walls’ in 2013.

The pair was nominated for seven Grammy awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, winning four awards including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (‘Thrift Shop’).


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Publicist Michael Bentley sits down with Tiny Harris

December 4, 2014
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Interesting read from AMJ as Michael Bentley and Tameka Tiny Harris chop it up!

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Drake Makes Fun Of Kanye’s Rap Lines, Disses Fabolous In Rolling Stone Interview

February 14, 2014
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ScHoolboy Q’s #OXYMORON

December 12, 2013
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ONCE GAY, NOW STRAIGHT? ASHER ROTH & FATHER PAY BIG FOR NEW MIX TAPE

November 17, 2012
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Asher Roth Comes Out as the Gay Rapper