Artists Awarded Damages in Graffiti Case

Artists Awarded Damages in Graffiti Case

Brooklyn federal jurors ruled in the favor of 21 graffiti artists after a day of deliberations in the despite between land developers and the artists responsible for painting the historic Queens art Mecca known as 5 Pointz. The American mural space at 45-46 David Street in Long Island City was founded in 1993, and was a huge staple in the hip hop and art scene. It was recently closed down and whitewashed as developers have … Continue reading

New Zealand Political Party Forced to Pay Eminem $415K

Eminem Selling Pieces Of Childhood Home

In a decision that legal experts say may spell out doom for so-called ‘sound-alike music,’ a New Zealand judge has ordered the country’s main conservative political party to pay Eminem’s publisher for their use of a song that closely mimics the 8-Mile song “Lose Yourself,” during a 2014 campaign run. The National Party purchased a tune called “Eminem-esque” from the stock music library, Beatbox, for its parallels to the movie-score track. Beatbox is known for … Continue reading

Chance The Rapper Sued For Copyright Infringement

Chance The Rapper Sued For Copyright Infringement

The rise of Chance The Rapper has been a rapid one. The rapper has managed to garner critical praise for his Coloring Book album along with him setting up initiatives to raise money for the Chicago Public School system. However, it looks as if his past may be giving him some trouble, as he is being sued for copyright infringement. The lawsuit stems from a jazz musician named Abdul Wali Muhammad who says the rapper … Continue reading

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Sued Over Fence Collapse

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Sued Over Fence Collapse

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are being sued for egging on concert-goers just before a railing collapsed at one of their concerts. The two artists are being sued by 17 attendees, who claim they were injured when the fencing collapsed during “The High Road” tour in Camden, New Jersey, on Aug. 5, according to TMZ. Snoop and Wiz reportedly yelled “Everybody in the motherf——g grass, bring your a– down here,” just before the fencing broke, … Continue reading

BIRDMAN SUED FOR SAMPLING MUSIC

BIRDMAN SUED FOR SAMPLING MUSIC

We all know Cash Money CEO Birdman is no stranger to lawsuits or paying them in that matter. Well today he got hit hard by some writers in the tune of a few million dollars. Lil Wayne & Cash Money sampled some tracks for their song “You” and “Certified” and well apparently Birdman doesn’t want to pay up. What is ironic is Lil Wayne claims Birdman did the same thing to him as well which … Continue reading

Rick Ross Being Sued by Famous Painter

Rick Ross Being Sued by Famous Painter

An artist by the name of Ivan Beslic is now accusing Rick Ross of stealing 2 paintings. Ross’s team says this is complete BS. Beslic says during a event that Ross had in Germany, he had a section set up for his artwork. He claims to have spotted Ross looking at two paintings. One of them was of him, the other one was of Slick Rick. Beslic says he saw someone from Ross’s camp unhook … Continue reading

50 Cent And Dr. Dre Are Being Sued

50 Cent Lawsuit Against Former Consultant

50 Cent might want to hold on to his dollars. The rapper and Dr. Dre are being sued by a music producer, TMZ is reporting. Brandon “Dirty Bird” Parrott wants Fiddy (born Curtis Jackson III) and Dre to fork over cash from their hit single, “P.I.M.P.” Parrott was told in 2003 that Dre’s label, Aftermath used his track “BAMBA” in the hit song, featuring Snoop Dogg and appearing on Fiddy’s debut album, “Get Rich or Die … Continue reading

Busta Rhymes Being Sued by Former Driver

Busta Rhymes Being Sued by Former Driver

A former Marine is suing Busta Rhymes for being verbally abused by the rapper while working as his driver. Rhymes frequently insulted David Jones, 57, for his age during the two years that he drove him, according to Page Six. It is alleged that the rapper would frequently taunt Jones when he refused to disobey traffic laws telling him, “You’re driving your age — I can see that” and also telling Jones that he drove … Continue reading