A Washington, D.C. production company has filed an $18 million lawsuit over the rights to the music on the hit song "Bottoms Up" by Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj.
Derrick Price, Doc Mob Records and IHip Hop Music filed the lawsuit against Trey Songz, Atlantic Records, Kodak, manager Gee Robertson, producer Kane Beatz and others. According to the lawsuit, which was filed February 2nd in the Southern District of New York, Doc Mob hired producer Milton James aka "Tony Scales" to produce the original, copyrighted track for "Bottoms Up" for his company, Doc Mob Records.
Price and Doc Mob further claim the track was originally produced by James in Price's home studio. At some point, James teamed with producer Kane Beatz who added production to the song, which was eventually used by Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj.
The lawsuit claims that "Bottoms Up" was contained on Trey Songz' hit album Passion, Pain and Pleasure but only listed Kane Beatz as producer of the song.
Doc Mob's Derrick Price alleges that he sent multiple cease-and-desist letters to Atlantic Records and Trey Songz, but they were allegedly ignored by the defendants in the case.
Kodak has been dragged into the $18 million dollar lawsuit, for using the song in an advertising campaign featuring Trey Songz.
Diddy better start moving some more units because he's being sued for $1 Trillion by a woman by the name of Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks.
Turks is accusing Diddy and his ex-girlfriend Kim Porter and LAPD beating victim Rodney King of being responsible for the collapse of the World Trade Center. The woman claims that she dated Diddy, and that the two have a 23-year-old son. Other accusations of the lawsuit claims Diddy of attacking her and her children, leaving them wheelchair-bound.
She also claims Diddy stole a casino chip that she won in Mississippi that’s worth over 100 zillions of dollars. She’s seeking $900 billion dollars in child support, and $100 billion dollars for “loss of income.”
Surprisingly, a judge is hearing the matter on January 31st.
In the words of Kanye West "Whenever a rapper is sittin on paystacks....things come up from way way way back"!
An authorized Tupac Shakur biography is officially in the works. Philanthropic devotee and author Kevin Powell has officially signed on to write the project, titled Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography.
Kevin initially met and got to know Tupac while working for Vibe magazine.
“Our relationship began when I documented his journey while at Vibe in the 1990s. And I will never forget being there at that Las Vegas hospital when Tupac's death was announced," Kevin Powell stated. "He remains, all these years later, one of the most dynamic and complicated humans I've ever encountered. I will present Tupac as the very whole and multi-layered being he was, as I remember well his asking me, quite prophetically, to be Alex Haley to his Malcolm X."
The late Tupac’s mother and executor of his estate, Afeni Shakur is completely supportive of the endeavor. "Kevin Powell is doing this Tupac Shakur biography with my full blessings," Afeni Shakur said. "I trust him and his history of documenting my son's life, and I know he will do the book from his heart."
Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography, which has no release date, will be distributed by renowned publisher Simon & Schuster.
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