Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Authorities say John Ernest Cross pointed a rifle at another man and ordered him to perform the popular dance
SANDPOINT, Idaho — An Idaho man has been charged with assault after authorities say he ordered another man to perform the “moonwalk” at gunpoint.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 30-year-old John Ernest Cross was charged with the felony Tuesday in 1st District Court and appointed a public defender.
Police say they were called Monday to Cross’ home in Clark Fork after getting a report that he pointed a rifle at another man and demanded that the man perform the dance move popularized by Michael Jackson in the 1980s.
Investigators accuse Cross of using a semiautomatic rifle during the episode, but Cross claimed during his initial court appearance this week that the firearm was simply a pellet gun.
Dentist pulled out ALL boyfriend's teeth after he dumped her (and new girlfriend leaves him because of his empty mouth)
Anna Mackowiak heavily sedated Marek Olszewski before plucking out his gnashers
'I tried to be professional, but when I saw him, I thought, "What a b******".'
A dentist pulled out all her ex-boyfriend’s teeth after he dumped her for another woman – who has now left him because he is toothless.
Anna Mackowiak, 34, is facing jail after taking her revenge on 45-year-old Marek Olszewski when he turned up at her surgery with toothache just days after breaking up with her.
She gave him a heavy dose of anaesthetic and plucked his teeth out.
She then wrapped his head and jaw in a bandage to stop him opening his mouth and said there had been complications and he would need to see a specialist.
The dentist, who works in Wroclaw, Poland, said: ‘I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions.
'But when I saw him lying there I just thought, "What a b******".'
Mr Olszewski said: 'I knew something was wrong because when I woke up I couldn’t feel any teeth and my jaw was strapped up with bandages.
'But when I got home I looked in the mirror and couldn’t f****** believe it. The b**** had emptied my mouth.
'The new girlfriend has now left me saying she can’t be with a man without teeth.
'And I’m going to have to pay a fortune on getting indents or something.’
Mackowiak is being investigated for medical malpractice and abusing the trust of a patient. She could face three years in jail.
Miami rapper/producer/personality DJ Khaled was forced to cancel a concert in Orlando, Florida, after his tour bus blew up.
DJ Khaled was supposed to perform at the 2012 Grad Bash last night (April 27), but could not make the show.
Khaled tweeted photos of his tour bus, which caught fire and exploded on the side of the highway.
“I’m sry I couldn’t make it 2 grad bash it was out my control my tour bus caught on fire & blew up!” DJ Khaled tweeted. “The gd thing me & my team is ok!”
DJ Khaled actually owned the vehicle in question, having purchased it in late 2010, after paying too much to rent buses for his tours.
“I was sick of renting tour buses, because that s**t is expensive,” DJ Khaled said in an interview in late 2010. “What I did was bought me a new tour bus. We going to be on the road a lot, we going to be in them clubs a lot and we going to be in them stadiums a lot. We’re going to be everywhere. This is the way we got to travel, so I wanted to do it right.”
Friday, April 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Rapper 50 Cent is laying claim to former protégé Young Buck’s compositions and recordings, threatening plans to sell those assets in the latter’s bankruptcy.
Attorneys representing 50 Cent and his G-Unit Records say a recent motion to sell Young Buck’s intellectual property in a bid to pay his creditors, which we previously covered, doesn’t disclose the specific assets up for grabs.
That’s a problem for 50 Cent, who signed Young Buck to his label in 2004, who says their still-standing recording agreement covers just about all of the IP. As a result, the rapper behind such hits as “In Da Club” and “Candy Shop” is asking a bankruptcy judge to block the sale until they can work out just what Young Buck is—and isn’t—allowed to sell.
“The creditors are left with no choice but to file this opposition to ensure that the trustee is not seeking to adversely affect the creditors’ rights in assets that they own, or in which they have rights and interests,” 50 Cent’s attorneys wrote in court papers filed last week.
Young Buck, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, remains tied to G-Unit Records but hasn’t recorded for the label for a few years because of a feud with Curtis Jackson (50 Cent’s real name). Buck recently told BET he was open to a G-Unit reunion, but a bankruptcy-court dispute with the label could prevent that.
According to 50 Cent, his label owns 100% of all rights of recordings Young Buck did for G-Unit and has the exclusive right “to distribute, reproduce, and authorize adaptations and all performances in whatever form.” Attorneys say that includes Young Buck’s 2010 studio album, “The Rehab,” and any recordings released since, even the songs released independently of G-Unit.
But that’s not all, 50 says. Young Buck also granted G-Unit rights to use of his professional name, trademarks, portraits, logos and likeness, including “a perpetual and exclusive publicity right” to use his past or current recordings o promote records. G-Unit also says it alone can create and host Young Buck’s official website. And an exclusive song-publishing agreement with Universal Music (which filed its own objection) and 50 Cent grants them the exclusive right to administer and publish Young Buck’s songs.
“Thus, all compositions created by the debtor have already been irrevocably conveyed to Jackson (and Universal), and G-Unit retains irrevocable rights of ‘every kind and nature,’ including to rights to royalties, copyrights, to renew/extend copyrights and to causes of action,” attorneys wrote.
But they did throw Young Buck, as well as the bankruptcy trustee overseeing his case, a bone.
“To the extent that the debtor has a share in some of the royalties under the publishing agreement, presumably those assets could be sold,” attorneys said.
Court papers show the matter will be put before a bankruptcy judge next month at a hearing in Nashville, Tenn.
Deion Sanders' nuclear divorce has gone to DEFCON 2 because he just called police after his estranged wife allegedly jumped him ... and now he wants her locked up.
TMZ has learned there is a police car and a fire truck outside Deion's home in suburban Dallas. We spoke with Deion ... who told us Pilar Sanders was transported to the hospital after claiming she needed medical attention.
Deion tells us he was in his bedroom when Pilar busted in with a friend and began "kicking, biting, and scratching" him in front of his sons. He says he merely defended himself until he was able to call police.
Moments after the alleged attack ... Deion tweeted, "Pray for me and my kids now! They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She's going to jail n I'm pressing charges!
He continued ... "I'm sad my boys witnessed this mess but I warned the police department here that she was gone try n harm me and my boys."
Deion also tweeted a photo of himself and his boys as he filled out a police report.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Former Bad Boy rapper Ma$e has run afoul of the federal government, as the latest artist to owe a six-figure tax bill.
TMZ.com reports that Ma$e owes over $124,000 in back taxes.
According to the IRS, the rapper-turned-preacher owes taxes for the year 2000, 2001 2004.
The news of Ma$e’s tax troubles comes on the heels of the former star’s return to the arena of rap.
Ma$e, who topped the charts with singles like “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” and “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” is reportedly working on tracks for French Montana’s upcoming release Excuse My French, as well as Rick Ross’ pending album God Forgives I Don’t.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
There are so many outrageous and unbelievable aspects involved in this story about fake doctor Reginald Gill, 77, of Wales; it's hard to know where to start. Oh, I know, the fact that he was a FAKE doctor and was dishing out medical advice to real patients. Advice like letting him suck on women's breasts to cure the breast cancer with which he diagnosed them.
I wish I was kidding, but according to the Mirror, Gill offered up the perverted prescription to women at his alternative medicine clinic. This week he was sentenced to eight years in jail for his heinous acts against two women, and that doesn't seem like nearly long enough.
First of all, these women did NOT have cancer. Can you even imagine going through the panic, fear, and other extreme emotions of such a devastating diagnosis for no reason other than this sick man wanted to get off? That part alone makes me shake with rage at the mockery he made of the disease.
Then, after conducting intrusive physical exams while the women were naked, he delivered the news and proceeded to assault them. While it's hard to imagine any women actually letting him proceed with the bizarre treatment, I think when you're in that vulnerable of a position, and your life hangs in the balance, you're not thinking straight. Many would likely try anything if a doctor said it would save their life. As the judge in the case said, "It was a gross betrayal of trust."
In all, Gill was charged found guilty of three sexual assaults, six assaults by penetration, and two counts of fraud. His 35-year-old wife, Leila Gill, was convicted of sexual assault and fraud and sentenced to six months. Thankfully, the victims came forward before they could prey upon any other women.
Hopefully, these women will find some comfort in knowing that he's being made to pay for his crimes and in the fact that they don't have cancer. However, I wonder if they will ever fully be able to trust medical professionals again.
Jaleel White's squeaky clean image is coming under fire.
He's making women swoon on Dancing with the Stars but now his ex-girlfriend and mother of his daughter is making a startling claim, saying White has anger issues.
Bridget Hardy is breaking her silence to INSIDE EDITION about the fight that she said ended their five-year relationship.
Hardy said, "I think he has some anger issues."
INSIDE EDITION's Jim Moret asked Hardy, "Did Jaleel White ever hit you?"
Hardy said, "He hit me across the chest, as hard as he could, and threw me into a toilet."
Hardy claimed she and White got into a heated fight and says he knocked her into a toilet so hard it broke. She says she was not injured.
Hardy said the fight broke out after she checked his phone when she suspected he was cheating on her. After she confronted him, she said he threw her out of the house and made a disturbing offer involving their little girl.
"He said, 'This isn't working, you know I'm going to give you $200,000 to leave your daughter and to walk away and start a new family,' " said Hardy.
Hardy went to court to keep custody of their daughter and she said White admitted under oath that he hit her.
White said Hardy is lying and he says he's had enough of her talking in public about their private issues. So he's taking her to court in Los Angeles to try and get a gag order to prevent her from doing any more interviews.
And what about those reports that White blew up at his dancing partner Kym Johnson and two other dancers had to intervene?
Moret asked, "How did you react when you heard allegations that Jaleel and his dance partner had a huge argument?"
"I thought he was finally showing his true colors. It had nothing to do with me, so now people are finally believing me a little bit," said Hardy.
White's attorney said the custody issues were settled two years ago and the only reason Hardy is going public now is because of White's renewed fame.
Hardy said, "I've been quiet for the last two years and now I feel like I'm able to tell the truth."
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Another former Bad Boy Records MC is going to be spending years in the clink. Today, Harlem rapper G. Dep was convicted of second degree murder, reports the Associated Press. The "Let's Get It" rapper will be facing 15 years to life when he is sentenced on May 8th.
G. Dep, born Trevell Coleman, found himself in this predicament after confessing in late 2010 to a 1993 shooting that previously had gone unsolved. While the rapper was unaware of his victim's fate, unfortunately the man (John Henkel) he admitted to shooting during a robbery had died. The defense suggested authorities were mistaken as to which robbery Dep committed, but the jury obviously wasn't convinced.
"He has a conscience and a heart, and his conscience and his heart brought him to where he is today," Dep's lawyer, Anthony Ricco, told the court. "He's probably making the most powerful statement a rapper of his era can make, which is to be accountable and to do the right thing."
(AllHipHop News) After being a free man since 2010, Cash Money rapper and Louisana native Mystikal will be returning to jail for three months on May 14 due to a violation of his probation.
Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was released in 2010 after serving a six-year prison term for sexual battery and extortion.
As reported by The Advocate, “State District Judge Tony Marabella added the extra time as a condition of the 41-year-old Tyler’s five-year probation in the extortion case because he was arrested in February on a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse battery in Ascension Parish. Prosecutor Sue Bernie said Tyler stipulated to being in violation of his probation, which called for him to remain arrest- and conviction-free.
“Tyler’s attorney, Roy Maughan Jr., said Marabella ordered Tyler to spend another 90 days in jail but is giving him credit for the nine days he was detained after his Feb. 22 arrest.
“Tyler pleaded guilty in 2003 to forcing his hairstylist to perform what a judge called “continuous sex acts.’’ The victim in that case accused Tyler and two bodyguards of making her perform oral sex after accusing her of stealing $80,000 worth of his checks. The woman denied stealing any money.”
Mystikal, who is currently still set to headline an upcoming concert at S.O.B.’s in New York City on May 1 and perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, will be returning to jail on May 14 to begin serving his three-month sentence.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Convicted drug dealer Kimball Clark, 45, was arrested for new drug-related charges and attempted to use cash from his EBT card to post bail, reports the Boston Herald
Police officers overheard him using his one phone call to ask an unidentified person to “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outta here tonight,” according to the police report.
Conservatives, such as state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell, have longed attempted to minimize welfare abuse — with heavy pushback from colleagues — and she feels vindicated by Clark’s actions:
It’s another outrage,” she said, “When we were on the EBT Card Commission, I fought to get bail bondsmen on that list of places where people could not use their EBT cards. They fought me on it and told me people can’t use their EBT cards in that way.”
Quamine Taylor, 30, of Jamaica, Queens, gave “bad boy” a whole new meaning when he found an unlocked basement door and made himself at home for nearly 24 hours in the sprawling mansion.
Combs, whose hits include, “Coming Home” and “I’ll Be Missing You,” was away at the time.
Cops said Taylor was so enamored of the music impresario’s lifestyle that even the crime was a remix: Taylor already pulled the same stunt — at the same place — more than 10 years ago.
“I’ve actually been going to the house from time to time since 2001,” Taylor told The Post yesterday at the Suffolk County Jail.
“I stay there a lot, but Sean gets funny sometimes about me staying there,” Taylor said.
In his first break-in, Taylor tried to pass himself off as Combs’ cousin when cops found him intoxicated after he took a dip in Combs’ pool.
This time, Taylor spun a story that he was a close personal friend and even convinced a security detail of the lie when he accidentally tripped an alarm in the mansion.
“He grew up listening to [Diddy’s] music,” Taylor’s worried mom said. “He has a long history of mental illness, and he has been off his meds for a while. We have been trying to get him some help.”
Taylor said he only went to the house for some much needed R&R.
“I really didn’t go to Diddy’s house because I’m a big fan of his. I just wanted to get out of the city for a while. I was actually hoping to stay like 15 to 17 days,” he said.
Taylor’s bizarre, one-man bash began modestly enough on March 31 at the Jamaica LIRR station, where he purchased a ticket to the East Hampton station, cops said.
Then Taylor directed a taxi driver to the Bad Boy Entertainment CEO’s sprawling Hedges Banks Drive digs.
Taylor managed to get around the home’s security gate and eventually located an unlocked basement door, where he was able to enter.
Taylor made himself at home as he canvassed the closets, but his 6-foot-5 frame couldn’t fit into Diddy’s shirts. He then raided the refrigerator and dented the Ciroc spokesman’s liquor supply.
The fantasy nearly folded when Taylor set off an alarm at 1 a.m. But the suave squatter managed to convince an arriving alarm-company representative and a police officer that he was a member of the Combs clan, and was allowed to remain in the home.
“They really didn’t bother me once I told them who I was,” Taylor said yesterday.
After a restful evening, Taylor’s dream finally came crashing down when a caretaker found him at 4 p.m. on April Fools’ Day and called the cops.
“I got a good night’s sleep, but it’s not anything too special,” Taylor said of the accommodations.
“It’s just like a three bedroom.”
Taylor, who is unemployed, was arraigned on trespassing and petit-larceny raps and was being held in lieu of $2,000 bail. A Diddy spokeswoman declined to comment.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nutjob_in_da_house_lpWgdh3ZAOSw9UhulmEx8J#ixzz1s3Ydxt9E
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Beanie will be sentenced to prison on July 12, so that he will have time to prepare financial documents, in an attempt to clear up a discrepancy in regards to how much owes to the IRS.
Beanie Sigel, born Dwight Grant, is accused of failing to report income to the federal government, from 2003-2005.
Sigel claims he owes over $350,000 to the IRS, on over $1 million worth of income he earned during the years in question.
But the government disputes that amount and says the rapper owes upwards of $750,000 in taxes.
At today’s hearing, the judge gave Beanie Sigel until April 26 to turn in financial documentation for the years in question.
The judge also ordered Beanie Sigel and his legal team to meet with IRS agents on Friday, June 15, to come to a final agreement on the amount the rapper will owe.
The judge also said that the prison sentence is a separate issue from the auditing of Beanie Sigel’s financial records.
The rapper, who was poised and upbeat at today’s hearing, faces up to a total of 36 months behind bars.
Based on federal guidelines, Beanie Sigel will spend time in prison.
The news comes just days before Beanie Sigel drops a brand new mixtape titled Broad Street Empire Vol. 1: Lost Files.
Beanie will be sentenced Thursday, July 12 at 10:00am.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
(AllHipHop News) The Washington Post is reporting that Florida prosecutor Angela Corey will “announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.
“Benjamin Crump, who is representing the Martin family, said this week that Corey’s office had asked where Trayvon’s parents would be each day this week. They arrived Wednesday in Washington for a civil rights conference organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton, where they are scheduled to speak.
“The announcement of a charge against Zimmerman would come a day after Zimmerman’s attorneys withdrew from the case, citing their inability to contact Zimmerman. Lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig on Tuesday expressed concern about Zimmerman’s emotional and physical well-being, saying he has taken actions without consulting them. They also said they do not know where Zimmerman is.
“Corey said Monday that she would not bring the case before a grand jury, which was expected to convene this week. She said her decision to forgo the grand jury should not be viewed as a factor in determining whether charges will be filed. In recent weeks Corey indicated that she might not need a grand jury to bring charges against Zimmerman. The lawyers said they stand by their assertions that Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he killed the 17-year-old, who was unarmed, but they acknowledged that they formed their impressions without meeting Zimmerman.”
It is not entirely clear what charge(s) Zimmerman will face when Corey makes her announcement.
Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida, on February 26 by Goerge Zimmerman, who said he was acting in self-defense. Zimmerman was not charged, citing the state’s “stand your ground” law.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Montell Jordan forgot to pay his taxes ... to the tune of $627,987.06, this according to docs obtained by TMZ.
The "This Is How We Do It" star owes Uncle Sam back taxes for the years 1999-2001. According to the Federal Tax Lien filed against Jordan, the government first filed a lien against him in 2004 -- but since he still hasn't paid up, they refiled it last month.
The IRS is looking for their money ASAP and if they don't get it, they can go after his property in court.
Talk about a ball buster.
An Indiana man was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after his scrotum was the victim of a vicious attack by an ex-girlfriend, The Smoking Gun reports.
The victim told police that his former girlfriend, Christina Reber, stormed into his apartment as he was innocently sitting at his computer. Reber, who he had severed ties with a few days earlier, first struck him on the head and then grabbed his scrotum and began “squeezing as hard as she could.” Naturally, he told officers that he “was in incredible pain when [she] grabbed his scrotum and began digging in her fingers.”
The police report indicates that the scrotum area was “completely torn loose from his body.” Reber reportedly “refused to let go of his scrotum,” but that the victim was finally able to remove his balls from her vice-like grip.
As if the story isn’t already good enough, the victim, who has not been identified, was taken to BALL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. As far as we know, the hospital is not only for scrotum-specific injuries.
In an interview two days after the incident, the man told police that after his ex was done breaking his balls, his family jewels are so swollen that he is unable to work, and he isn’t sure if there will be permanent damage.
Reber was charged with two felonies: aggravated battery and illegally entering the victim’s home. She was also charged with a misdemeanor domestic battery.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Last week the eyes and ears of the country were focused on the Supreme Court as they started oral arguments around the constitutionality of key aspects of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Outside the Supreme Court things were contentious as advocates squared off with Tea Party types who opposed having HCR to be a requirement.Many said this case would be one for the history books…a landmark case for the ages.
Not too far from the Supreme Court sits the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. There another case of historic proportions is underway. The large crowds and onslaught of media trucks weren’t present, yet what comes of this Court of Appeals could have an immediate and long lasting impact for anyone who listens or plays music in today’s digital world. In these hallowed halls justices are debating copyright and who pays for what when it comes to music. The proceedings are entering it’s 4th week.
Judges of the US Copyright Royalty Board
What’s at stake is whether or not the 3 appointed administrative judges who make up the US Copyright Royalty Board are constitutional. For those who don’t know, this 3 judge body which consists of James Scott Sledge (Chief Copyright Royalty Judge), Stanley Wisniewski, and William J. Roberts are the ones who soley determine royalty rates and set terms for copyright statutory licenses. many have suggested these 3 individuals who are appointed by the Librarian of Congress are too powerful and need to have additional oversight.
For a long time very little attention was paid to this office, but in recent years the CRB has determined royalty rates for Internet radio, Satellite radio like Sirius XM, cable TV, cell phones, ring tones and anything else where music is broadcasted or transmitted digitally. Many feel that over the years the rulings from CRB have been a Godsend for corporate copyright owners, major record labels, publishing houses who been able to collect enormous sums of money from digital music users.
The most recent rates set by the CRB, which will stay in effect to 2015, require commercial internet stations to pay upwards to $50,000 per station annually and .25 cent per song/ per listener. Many webcasters, including the world’s largest, Pandora as well as many others who own digital media businesses, have long complained thatCRB royalty rates were too high and crippling business. On the other side, music industry tycoons have been clamoring to charge more. They said anyone using music in digital form hasn’t paid enough and needs to ante up and help fill their coffers. It’s a vicious tug of war that has led to CRB’s constitutionally being challenged.
It’ll be at least a year before the final arguments are heard in before the Appeals Court, in the meantime industry executives have been rushing to put ironclad laws in place, so in the event CRB is dismantled the rulings they enacted stay in place.
Industry tycoons are now turning their sights to Club and Mobile DJs and want to start charging them for the commercial and non commercial use of their songs. This added fee would be on top of what night clubs and restaurants already pay to organizations like ASCAP and BMI. They’ve been emboldened by a recent 9th Circuit court ruling where deejays were found to be in breach of copyright for playing music at Roscoe Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles.
Industry big wigs are anxious to get a ruling on DJs just as American Idol executive Simon Cowell is set to launch a DJ Talent Show.. You can read about that HERE Many feel that the DJ talent show will move millions away from playing instruments and into the DJ realm which now thanks to digital tools and mp3s make it easy for anyone to get involved in the profession. many are seeing the potential for huge dollar signs..Others see dollar signs but have a specific beef..
Ernie Le Saviour a veteran musician, film maker and now music executive has been leading the charge.In a recent interview he said; “DJs have been illegally profiting off the hard work us musicians put in. They make thousands of dollars a night and we don’t see one red cent.”
Saviour continued, “What really chaps my hide, is these DJs have been illegally rearranging (mixing) and ruining the composition of songs. A lot of hard work was put into making a song. As a professional flautist, one needs to understand that hours were spent perfecting the final product. We didn’t put our heart and soul into a song only to have some lazy, non-musicially inclined disc jockey to go tinkering and MIS-arranging our stuff”.
Saviour who is a flute player, can be heard playing in the back of classic songs like Flashlight by Parliament, Getaway by Earth Wind & Fire and most notably Paid in Full by Eric B & Rakim. He is scheduled to testify next week before the Court of Appeals. There he will plans to express his outrage at nightclub deejays..
Savior explains; Late last year, My son dragged me went to some fancy nightclub in Vegas where I had to pay 50 dollars to go see some bib Black guy with a 1960s style Afro and an Afro pick in his head spin records. My son was all excited and told me it Questluv. I thought it was strange, because this guy Questluv is a musician.. I see him every night on one the Jimmy Fallon show where plays drums..”
“Seeing him on the turntables troubled me. I kept asking myself; ‘Why would a professional drummer be deejaying? In my world that’s going backwards. As a professional flautist, I would never stoop down and deejay. It takes skillz to blow..it requires very little to spin”, said Saviour
He continued; “Anyway as the night goes on, we’re getting ready to leave when suddenly I hear this song ‘Paid in Full’. This is the song where I play both the transverse flute and the western style, Db piccolo better known as a soprano flute. I’m excited and thinking this large crowd will get to hear a master musician. Then boom disappointment.. First problem This DJ Mr Questluv, sped the song up, so when you hear me playing my flute its in an F key when the original was done in a C…That was unacceptable”
Savior goes on; “Next problem is this Quest guy cuts off the flute mid stream, right before my crescendo. He repeats this over and over again.(Quest was back spinning)”
“I told my son, ‘That is not how the song was made’ . It made me look incompetent. As a professional a flautist I was embarrassed. Who gave this deejay permission to change the arrangement in my song.. in front of hundreds of people nevertheless.? I said to my son there ought to be law against this and I wanna be compensated”
Saviour expressed his outrage to fellow music executives. He called Congressman John Conyers who has doing lots of work to help musicians get paid through a performance royalty tax under HR 848. Conyers wants radio stations to pay for each song they air and may soon get his way.. Saviour who attended two briefings put on by Conyers, concluded: “If radio can pay, why can’t these damn deejays?”
The way current copyright laws are written now, Ernie Le Saviour is not entitled to any compensation accept what is determined by ASCAP or BMI.. If he has his way sections 114 and 115 of current copyright law will be re-written to add provisions that will apply to deejays and remixers.
Saviour says anyone who presents music in a digital form on popular platforms like Serato, Torque or any other digital music device, either as deejay or any other presenter, should be required to obtain a compulsory license before rearranging a song in public. In other words you will not be allowed to, mix, remix or alter the song in anyway without the permission of the artist and copyright holders. Saviour contends that the public has a right and reasonable expectation to hear the music as it was originally intended.
“Can you imagine if I ran up on stage and started playing the drums any old way and said it was a Questluv composition? It would be foul.. So I ask that people not mess with the arrangement of my flute. As a professional flautist I have standards and they can’t be respected, then we’ll have to legislate it.”
Saviour also wants deejays to pay similar rates like Internet Radio, 25 cent per song..he noted that with the new technology, digital devices can be checked remotely, so as soon as a deejay puts on a record, it will leave digital footprint allowing Saviour and other executives to collect royalties.. Thus far Saviour’s proposal is being well received and may get some favor before the Appeals Court.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
YOUNG BUCK WANTS 50 CENT & G-UNIT RELATIONSHIP BACK, "IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I'VE [TALKED] TO BANKS, YAYO, 50"
Former G-Unit member Young Buck recently opened up on his past days riding in rap star 50 Cent's crew and why, despite their past feuds, he would jump at an opportunity to link back up.
While not ready to start up a G-Unit reunion campaign, Buck Marley said he hoped to one day be able to speak with his past labelmates once again.
"It's been a long time since I've had any kind of conversation with [Lloyd] Banks, [Tony] Yayo, 50 [Cent], anybody really through that camp over that way," Buck told DJ Whoo Kid in an interview. "It's been even a long time since I heard your voice to even have a conversation and we having it on air, live for the people. ... At the end of the day, we've made history and I would never not consider not being a chance for us to make history again if ever given the opportunity or chance. My thing is, at the end of the day, we only get older out here in this situation, in life, in itself and the older I became, the wiser I became at the same time." (Shade 45)
Back in 2010, Buck talked about 50 keeping him locked into a G-Unit contract despite no longer being a G-Unit member.
"Listen, in those three years since I've been away from G-Unit, have you once heard 50 Cent say 'I want this much for Buck to get out of his contract or anything like that?' No! So that right there should be enough to understand the kind of situation that I'm in," Buck pointed out in an interview. "All I need is the support of the people right now. 50's been on a mission to starve me out...I'm still stuck contractually. I haven't spoken to anyone from G-Unit in three years including 50 and I still have albums left over there." (VIBE)
In more celebrity lawsuit news, producer Scott Storch is being sued by a singer for allegedly being too drugged out to make music she paid him to create (via TMZ).
The disgruntled singer is Treena Ruberg, and she says she paid the superstar producer $45K in October 2011 to produce six bangers for which she paid $30K up front.
Storch did mention having a past problems with drugs, according to Ruberg’s lawsuit, but he assured her they were dead and gone and that he’d have her music done without issue.
But Ruberg says Storch wasn’t a man of his word and "continued to have a drug addiction and other personal problems which rendered him incapable of producing any recordings."
As a result, she’s seeking to be refunded her $30K, along with an additional $70K for out-of-pocket expenses. —Stephanie Long
Drake admits doing drugs "within moderation."
In his rhymes, Drake often addresses the less-glamorous side of fame.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Drizzy explicitly admitted to using drugs to handle fame.
"Have I sipped codeine before?" asked the Toronto native rhetorically. "Yeah, of course. Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes."
Drake quickly added a caveat, lest he portray himself to be an avid drug user. "But do I do it excessively? No. I'm not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation."
"I'm not into drugs," he said, before laughing and adding, "I mean any outside the ones I just mentioned."
"Nah, that's not me," he added after composing himself. "I care too much about what I have. I'm not going to throw it away for that."