Prodigy of Mobb Deep is taking his record label to court. According to TMZ, he is suing Universal Music Group for taking profits from his solo work that he did not agree to pay them.
When Prodigy and Havoc inked their deal with Universal back in 1995, their agreement stated that the label would be paid half of all profits from future albums and songs. Havoc claims that the deal said nothing about the label taking profits from his solo work.
Pusha T is not only on the roster for G.O.O.D Music, he oversees it. Kanye West has summoned King Push to be the president of the label, Billboard reports.
The “Numbers on the Board” rapper said he was asked to fill the position during a phone convo with Ye’.
‘Ye had called me and he was like, ‘Tell me something. What do you think about being the president of G.O.O.D. Music?’ And I was like, ‘Well, what are the things that you’re looking for?’ And he was basically just like, to manicure the label, make it profitable, and be very business-oriented about it going forward in a manicured type of way.”
Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter are consistently near the top of the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list and The Source Power 30 rankings. Both Puff and Jay run several successful companies, but the “Young G’s” collaborators have yet to join forces for a major business deal.
Jadakiss is set to release his fourth studio album Top 5 Dead or Alive on November 20. The discussion about which emcees should be listed as the greatest of all time has been debated in Hip Hop circles for decades. Kiss took it to the urban congress known as the barbershop to continue the conversation about rap music’s Top 5 of all time.
New York rapper Fabolous took part in The Die-Hards with Rolling Stone. Fab’s addition is the final installment in the 4-part series which features celebrities discussing sports. The Brooklyn Nets fan addressed how certain athletes changed the culture of the NBA.
Genius, formerly known as Rap Genius, has teamed up with another one of hip-hop’s elite. After partnering with Nas and Pharrell, the lyric-hub has now joined forces with Eminem, Billboardreports.
Eminem’s annotations will replace the explanations provided by the fans for his new tracks while Genius will serve as the official lyric engine for Eminem.com
As fans await Lil’ Wayne’s Tha Carter V, he continues to supply free music until the album gets a release date. Tunechi took to Twitter to announce that he is dropping the sequel to his 2009 mixtape No Ceilings, titled No Ceilings 2. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26th.
Young Jeezy went into the Halloween weekend a happy camper, as he won a major victory over a friend that was looking for $5 million.
Detetrius “Kinky B” Ellerbee said he and Jeezy were best friends and business partners, entitling him to half of Jeezy’s earnings. He pleaded his case stating they formed two record labels and several mixtapes.
Two years after it was announced, Jadakiss is finally ready to unleash his album Top 5 Dead or Alive to the world. His fourth album is set to drop on Nov. 20th.
The Yonkers, NY emcee had name dropped rappers like Lil’ Wayne, Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross as features back when he planned to drop the album in 2013. Further details about the release are scarce.
Curren$y has unveiled the tracklisting for his eighth studio album, Canal Street Confidential, which drops Dec. 4th. The 13-track effort boats features Future, Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa and K Camp. The lead single “Bottom of the Bottle” features fellow New Orleans natives August Alsina and Lil’ Wayne and also dropped the second single “Boulders” earlier this week.