The rapper also hopes to end contract with label and requests joint right to everything released via Young Money
Lil Wayne is suing Cash Money with the hopes of ending his contract with the label, according to TMZ. The lawsuit alleges that CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams and the company have withheld a substantial amount of money that it owes him with regard to the rapper’s still-unreleased new album, Tha Carter V. Because the label has not paid him the money he claims he’s owed, Wayne contends that he should be able to leave Cash Money.
In addition to severing his contract, Lil Wayne is seeking $51 million and has asked a judge to declare him the joint copyright holder of everything released on his Cash Money imprint, Young Money, including recordings by Drake and Nicki Minaj.
A spokesperson for Birdman was not immediately available for comment.
Last month, the rapper publicly spoke out against Cash Money, tweeting, “I want off this label” and calling himself a prisoner. Tha Carter V was originally due out last May, but was delayed to a December release; it did not come out and the Cash Money website still advertises it as “coming soon.” Around the time of Weezy’s tweets, his manager, Cortez Bryant, told TMZ that the rapper had no intention of leaving the label.
Last week, Lil Wayne put out a new mixtape, Sorry 4 the Wait 2. He preceded the released with a song, “Shit (Remix),” which contained the couplet: “Did my time at Cash Money, time served and released/But this agent ain’t free, word, that’s the word on these streets.” Another track, “CoCo,” found him comparing himself to Scarface. “Cash Money is an army, I’m a one-man army/And if them niggas comin’ for me, I’m goin’ out like Tony/Now I don’t want no problems, I just want my money.” The compilation is available for download via DatPiff.
Source: Rolling Stone
Unconditional Love was a big hit for Jah Cure three years ago and now he wants to top that success through his upcoming album ‘The Cure’ that is part of his recently signed deal with VP Records.
Just a few days ago, Jah Cure signed a two-album deal with VP that he hopes will be a fruitful one.
“I feel good because me and VP coming back way further than the average person would imagine,” he told THE WEEKEND STAR.
He explained that he was supposed to release his Ghetto Life album with VP many years ago, and that should have been his first album if someone did not release a compilation album before that time. He said he has always kept in contact with VP “even when I was down and out”. Now that they have signed a new agreement, Jah Cure said, “I think it was destiny. VP ago build me and me ago build dem. We just a team up and mek some things fulfill. It means a lot because I need to lift my brand and step up the ladder some more. I need a company behind me so the world can take us seriously.”
Interestingly, Jah Cure said this will be his seventh album, but officially the third one, as four of the other albums were compilations done by other persons. He, however, insists that he does not want his work to lose value by releasing too many projects.
“I don’t want to put out 20 albums and don’t have any plaques on my wall to show my kids,” he told THE WEEKEND STAR during an interview at Big Yard Studio in St Andrew yesterday.
Jah Cure was also very pleased with persons like Llamar ‘Riff Raff’ Brown, Clive Hunt and Handel Tucker, who played a major part in the album. “These are the persons I chose to work with. I am trying to get the best that I know of and I am not trying to compromise on the product,” he said, adding that the album will be released in March.
And Jah Cure doesn’t plan to compromise on his very soulful style either. “A lot of persons are doing roots reggae, I am not going to jump in that same bucket,” he said, adding that he will release another song from the album before its launch. “I have some nice songs on that album.”
Upon release of the album, he said he will be travelling to places like Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Israel, New Caledonia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and parts of Africa where the album will be promoted heavily, “until I step into the US and Canada that is the biggest market,” he said.
Jah Cure said social media will also play a major role in the promotion of the album. And between the promotion of the album, Jah Cure said he will also be working on launching his Sicature Clothing line that will make leather belt and shoes.
TWO days after its official release, Oh Jah Jah the reggae song by actor Eddie Murphy, has topped the iTunes Reggae Top 100 Chart.
The single was released by VPAL Classic, digital arm of VP Records.
Oh Jah Jah replaced Sister Nancy’s resurgent 1982 hit single Bam Bam, which now holds second spot. Also in the top five are Do You Wanna by Shifta and Che’Nelle, Three Little Birds by Bob Marley and the Wailers and Matisyahu’s One Day.
Oh Jah Jah is Murphy’s second reggae number in 18 months. In the summer of 2013, he teamed with rapper Snoop Dogg on the song Red Light.
In an interview with the website www.voiceonline.co.uk, Murphy spoke about his love for reggae.
“My favourite [Jamaican artiste] right now is Chronixx. I also like Beenie Man and I like old stuff too. I like Garnet Silk and of course, I love Bob Marley,” he said.
In 1993, Murphy collaborated with Grammy-winning deejay Shabba Ranks for the single, I Was A King. A video for that song was filmed in Portland.
Eddie Murphy, 53, was one of the hottest names in entertainment during the 1980s. He was the star attraction on Saturday Night Live, before branching out into hit movies like 48 Hrs, Trading Places and Beverly
That success continued in the 1990s, thanks to movies like Coming to America and Boomerang. Other Murphy hit films include Shrek and The Nutty Professor.
International superstar Mariah Carey has arrived on the island. Music News (IRIE FM) understands that the singer arrived at the Sangster International airport in Montego Bay minutes after 11 on Friday with her children and Nanny service. Our sources say Mariah Carey was cleared by customs on her private jet.
She later entered a vehicle with her family and was transported to a hotel. Mariah Carey is expected to perform Friday, the second night of the 2015 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium. Carey recently separated from her husband Nick Cannon.
Years after his ‘Dutty Wine’ song charted on the Billboard 100 chart, selector turned artiste Tony Matterhorn has followed up with another single which he hopes will be another international hit.
The new song, Live Me Life, features reggae crooner Una Morgan of Morgan Heritage.
“It’s a dancehall beat with an old school vibe. It’s like a cross-breed. We built the rhythm from scratch. I’ve always been close with the Morgan Heritage family from King Addies days,” Mattehorn told THE STAR.
He added that the collab came about while at the UIM studio. “Una is in Jamaica doing her album and as she came through the door, I told her that I had a song and that she would be perfect for the hook because she is an old- school artiste like me. Working with her was fun. Anytime me and Morgan Heritage link up is bere joke. Is like a family vibe,” he stated.
Live Me Life premiered on Matterhorn’s popular After Dark Show to rave reviews. Plans are also under way to shoot a music video in the coming weeks.
“Everybody is excited about it. They played it on Fame FM and since then, the tweets have been coming in. My IG followers have been commenting that the song has a summer vibe. It’s a happy song and this is exactly what the business needs – some happy songs.”
He continued: “I haven’t recorded anything in the last year and a half, so that’s why I came up with the concept of this song because me come fi ‘stir it up’. The international market needs another song like Dutty Wine or Holiday by Ding Dong. The business needs a party song. We nuh get no big international hit in the last two years because the producers a mek rhythms without the dancehall bass. Some a dem get too ‘americanised’ and have forgotten about the authentic dancehall vibe.”
A funeral in Trinidad has sent shock to online viewers after the six pall-bearers were filmed on camera dancing to Gage’s ‘Throat’ single while carrying the casket.
A two-minute and forty-second clip showing an excerpt from the funeral, has been circulating online, with many criticising the behaviour of the pall-bearers.
In the clip, an undisclosed DJ seated in a moving car played the raw version of Throat, with a group of T-shirt wearing male pall-bearers grooving to the dancehall beat.
To the shock of some viewers, no member of the funeral proceeding made any attempt to stop the song from playing. Even elderly persons and children were seen moving to the beat, while others chanted the punchline ‘dung inna yu throat’.
Several soca songs were also played by the DJ, however, at the sound of Gage’s controversial song, the audience erupted with excitement. Some viewers of the clip, however, were not pleased.
A viewer commented, ” No sense at all, madness.”
“The act of celebrating the death is far from my concern. But my concern lies within the lyrical content of the song they played. A funeral crowd will consist of the young and old … What about the children that were there? What about the respect for the elderly folks? C’mon people, the edited/clean version of the song could have been played instead of the raw version, hence I described it as ratchet,” another viewer commented.
Another viewer stated, ” Make sure dat DJ don’t play any music wen I’m dead. Kids and grandparents and they’re playing that?”
THE WEEKEND STAR contacted Gage’s manager for comment on the video. However, he was unavailable to speak at news time. He did, however, confirm on Wednesday, that Gage is aware of the funeral video.
This is not the first time the song has raised eyebrows in Trinidad. The song was highlighted last year by Trinidadian comedian Rachel Price during one of her stand-up performances. She said the song was so infectious that females were eating the pants off entertainers.
“Little boy, nothing you have not passing my throat, it aint even passing my (expletive) space teeth,” she warned.
Dancehall artiste Gage has denied Internet rumours that he has disrespected reggae artiste Sizzla in his song called ‘Still A Suck It’. The song is a follow-up to his popular single ‘Throat’, which received backlash from Sizzla in a stage show rant recently.
According to Gage’s manager, Cornelius Daley, YouTube uploaders are seeking views for their channel, by labelling the song a diss to the former Grammy-nominated singer.
“We never do anything to diss Sizzla, the fans and the people who upload on YouTube tek it up and sey is a Sizzla diss. We know it would have caused controversy, which is why we did the song, but I want to categorically state that it is not a disrespect to Sizzla,” the manager said.
Daley says Gage was not affected by Sizza’s bashing of Throat, because everybody is entitled to their own opinion.
“We would never diss Sizzla, he is an icon who set it for us and he is a good person. But he is doing his thing and we are doing ours. Sizzla is free to say what he wants to say and we have no problem with his opinion. But as the new song Still A Suck It states, women have been performing oral sex from the early days and when we all leave this earth they will still be doing it,” he said.
Daley also highlighted that Gage has other materials which are not based on sex. However, the media does not give attention to those songs.
“He has social commentary songs about love, encouragement and mama, yet nobody sees those songs. At the end of the day Sizzla is preaching positive Rasta message and we support that too,” he said.
The manager also disclosed that persons have been supporting the new single on local and international radio. A music video will also be released for Still A SuckIt in coming weeks.
“Me find out say nuff tings a gwaan inna Jamaica and a unuh, the fans, a support it. Unuh as selectors, me nuh want hear no Throat,” Sizzla said in reference to the song from Gage. He further stated; “You see Alkaline and di whole a unuh weh a try pollute this, unuh need fi sing some other lyrics. A unuh madda unuh a dis round yah. Me nuh care a which selector or which sound. Me a bad man and unuh … caan do me nutten.”
Music video by Gully Bop Ft. M Gee performing Life Too Sweet. © 2015 GS Music.
Says image was ‘photoshopped’ to hurt her career
Dancehall artiste Spice has responded to an alleged picture of her that has been circulating via social media.
The picture depicts a young woman wearing glasses, who bears a striking similarity to Spice, performing oral sex on a man.
In responding to the photoshopped picture, the So Me Like It deejay stated that “badmind is a hell of a ting”.
“Woke up, and they are sending around a ‘photoshopped’ picture claiming its me…I buss out a laugh when I saw it, because I was like, why would I be… with glasses on, though? … Well, unuh have nuff more pics fi make because me nah stop dis year, and mi a go harder, so unuh can start plan a suicide.
“The time you take trying to bring me down, you would use the time and put it in your own life. God have mi ting govern, so unuh can’t bring mi down. ‘Cause a weh God say, a nuh weh man say,” a statement from the deejay read.
This is the second time in recent weeks that a fake image of an artiste has made its way to social media. Earlier this year, Pamputtae denied reports that she, too, was involved in an explicit pic. It was later revealed that the picture was of a porn star.
In the meantime, Spice has been busy promoting her latest singles, Back Bend and Conjugal Visit. The artiste recently returned to the island after a successful tour of France.
Mr Wacky would have celebrated birthday today
Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter
The day dancer Gerald ‘Bogle’ Levy died was a sad one and remains vividly etched in the memories of those who held him dear to their hearts.
At 40, Bogle’s death was certainly unexpected. The dancer was in the prime of his career and was creating waves with the popular ‘Willie Bounce’ dance move.
But on January 20, 2005, all of that came to a halt when he was shot and killed at a service station along Constant Spring Road, St Andrew. It was reported that Bogle had an altercation with men at Weddy Weddy Wednesdays, which was being held at the Stone Love headquarters on Burlington Avenue, in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew. After leaving the venue, it is said that Bogle and his entourage were at the service station when the gunmen struck.
That memory remains with Elephant Man, who was partying with Bogle at Weddy Weddy Wednesdays earlier that night.
“Me and him deh Weddy Weddy a party. Mi leave and go home and hear that news, it was so shocking. I was so down. A mi bona fide bredrin and mi did just see him, so it was very bad news for me. The whole place crumble when wi hear,” Elephant Man told THE STAR.
At the time, Ding Dong was still a newcomer in the industry. He said he saw Bogle the Tuesday before at an event and they were planning to ‘par’ at Weddy Weddy the following night.
“The Wednesday night him call me and ask if mi nah do road. Two persons did come fi mi and mi tell dem seh mi nah come cause mi nah feel it,” he recalled to THE STAR.
“Mi get a call inna mi sleep seh Bogle dead. Mi call Boysie and mi call Keiva and couldn’t get dem. Fi di whole day mi nuh eat, mi nuh sleep. Mi couldn’t believe, it shock mi. That was a sad day, a big loss.”
Following Bogle’s death, Ding Dong said many dancers and artistes stopped attending parties. It was after the funeral, he said that more persons started going out again.
Voicemail’s Kevin Blair was also in disbelief when he heard the news.
“Is like the same feeling I got when I heard that O’neil (Voicemail member) got shot. That numbness. It was like an automatic void. And he was coming from a dance, something he loved so dearly. You just ask yourself why. You are just at a loss for words,” he said.
In death, Blair said Bogle can be remembered for the major role he played in dancehall and the impact he continues to have.
“He (Bogle) was the one who injected dance in dancehall. He has been a part of so many artistes’ careers over the years. He is the one that made other persons want to dance. He is definitely a plug in dancehall, and you can’t plug him out no time,” he said.