Jay-Z and Kanye settled Lawsuit

  Jay-Z and Kanye West have settled a lawsuit brought last October by ’60s and ’70s R&B star Syl Johnson, who alleged the duo used a sample of his 1967 song “Different Strokes” without permission. The rappers and their co-defendants (including Island Def Jam and Universal Music Group) settled out of court with Johnson, leading the case to be dismissed before going to trial. The “Strokes” sample was used... Read More

50 cent being sued for the “I Get Money” record

An upcoming rapper out of Atlanta named Young Caliber, filed the copyright infringement lawsuit this morning against 50 Cent, alleging that Fiddy had no claim to his “I Get Money” track as he purchased it from producer Apex before he recorded.  There will be some major consequences  for both Fiddy and the proudcer as well as Interscope Records and its subsidiares. Young’s lawyer released a statement this morning stating “The... Read More

Dude faces up to 5 years in federal prison for leaking Kanye’s “Graduation” Album

A Harbor City, California man who was behind the leaking of Kanye West’s third studio release, Graduation, in 2007 has entered a guilty plea for conspiracy to commit copyright infringement. The leak originated from a file upload to an underground music site, “Old School Classics”, while Montejano was working at a disc manufacturing plant for Universal Music Group. Investigators have uncovered more than 27,000 unauthorized files from Montejano’s... Read More

The Fall of World Star Hip Hop and the Birth Of World Star Agency

Earlier today the very popular video site World Star Hip Hop was shut down and 50 cent is taking credit for it. Via 50′s Twitter: I don’t know why people underestimate me. I just shut down WORLDSTAR for future advertising contact thisis50.com suckers lol. I put worldstar to bed, you don’t believe try me I will shut your sh*t down. Lol. I predict 2 more web sites will shut down this week. Take a guess who they are. I’m sick of the hate... Read More