Danish Rapper Sleiman Sues Tekashi69's Publishing Company Over Unreleased Track

Danish rapper Sleiman a lawsuit against Tekashi69 Publishing over an unreleased track.

Alongside his company, Apache Music IVS, Sleiman claims the now-jailed Tekashi 69 (real name Daniel Hernandez) never released their recorded song, ‘Red Bandnna [sic] / Black Hoodie.’  Apache Music had paid around €88,000 (just under $99,000) to Hernandez’s publishing company to set up the collaboration.

Tekashi69 recorded the vocals for the track.  His label, 10K Projects, however, claimed it had full rights to the work.  Thus, the label declared it won’t release the track, threatening Sleiman with legal action should he release the song through Universal Music Denmark.

10K Projects, founded by Elliot Grainge (son of UMG boss Lucian Grainge) in 2016, says any Tekashi69 track release requires its approval.  However, as Sleiman paid for and recorded the track, 10K Projects’ refusal shouldn’t affect his ability to release the song.

As 10K Projects refuses to authorize the track’s release, Sleiman has sued for the song’s rights.  He has also demanded a full refund of the money he paid for the collaboration.

The lawsuit reads,

Plaintiffs (Sleiman and Apache Music) are entitled to a judgment declaring that, pursuant to the Agreement, Plaintiffs have the right to exploit the Song, including the use of Mr. Hernandez’s name in connection therewith, without first obtaining 10k’s permission, approval, consent or ‘clearance,’ and without owing compensation to 10k, and that Plaintiffs are the lawful copyright claimants for the Song.”

Sleiman also blamed Elliot Grainge’s relationship with his father as the reason for the label’s refusal.

On information and belief, Universal Music Denmark is related to the Universal Music Group, whose Chairman is the father of 10K’s owner.

“As a direct and proximate result of 10K contacting Universal Music Denmark, Universal Music Denmark didn’t proceed with entering into a recording agreement with Sleiman.

Lambasting 10K Projects, Sleiman’s lawyer, Richard Roth, explained current U.S. copyright laws protect creators.  Through its refusal, Elliot Grainge’s label has engaged in “nefarious conduct.”

We intend on proving that’s precisely what happened here and that such conduct was willful, which will allow Sleiman not only the proper credit for the work, but all monies to which he’s entitled, including legal fees.

Sleiman has asked for a jury trial in addition to no less than €88,000 (just under $99,000) in damages.

You can view the lawsuit below.

 


 

Eminem Posts Throwback Shot From The "Slim Shady LP" Days

Earlier this year, Eminemcelebrated the 20-year anniversary The Slim Shady LP. One round celebrations may have been enough for the next guy but Em knows full well that he’ll only get one shot to celebrate twenty years one his most celebrated albums all time. The project kicked f his career and burst him into the musical stratosphere with many referring to him as a “Rap God” because it. With the release a brand new merch capsule, Eminem decided to also let his fans in on a memory, posting a photo from 1999 and letting everyone remember just how much time has actually passed. 

Marshall quoted his lyrics in “Stan,” bringing up his old buddy Skam and posting a throwback shot with a bunch his homies. “I even got that underground s@!% you did with Skam,” wrote the Detroit legend. He also provided information for anybody that wants to learn more about Skam and his contributions to The Slim Shady LP

As we previously reported, the full collection SSLP inspired merch will be revealed on Friday but you can take a sneak peek into the capsule hereRevisit the classic album here and let us know if you’ll be copping once the new apparel launches.

Lil Nas X On "Old Town Road" Critiques: "I Do Not Give A F*ck What Dave East Is Saying"

When you’re the owner the number one song in the country, you can justifiably go on your merry way without caring about anybody’s critique. There are clearly a large number people messing with your song so if a few people don’t like it, you can just brush it f. That’s the mentality that Lil Nas X has right now. His hit single “Old Town Road” has been a surprising success, helping the previously-unknown artist reach the top the Billboard chart and finally dethroning the ever-popular NBA YoungBoy on the YouTube streaming charts. When Dave East said he thinks “Old Town Road” is “wack,” LNX took that in one ear and it went right out the other. Why you ask? Because he’s got the number one song in the country.

During an interview on the Zach Sang Show, Lil Nas X spoke about the criticism he’s faced for his country-laced banger, brushing it all f. When asked about the Dave East situation, Nas X told the hosts that he doesn’t even care at this point. “I honestly have gotten this question so many times, it’s like, I have the No. 1 song in the country,” explained the artist. “I do not give a fuck about what Dave East is saying.”

His comments could easily be misinterpreted as a diss but it feels like he means no ill will towards the New York spitter. Lil Nas X is just doing his thing and obviously, there are more folks that like the track than dislike it so he’s doing something right.

Halsey Destroys Her Back & Finger While Rock Climbing Naked

Halsey is cut from a different cloth. She’s unlike her pop star contemporaries in the fact that she’s a little bit more hardcore than them. You would never hear about Taylor Swift going rock climbing in the nude, after all. Halsey maintains an “IDGAF” mentality in life. If she feels like buzzing f her hair and dyeing it red, she’ll do it. If she wants to consume questionable substances on a yacht with G-Eazy, she’ll do it. She continually keeps her supporters on their toes and that’s what they love about her. This week, she made the risky choice to go rock climbing without any clothes on. The decision is head-scratching, to say the least, and after you see the injuries she sustained, you’ll never want to mimic her efforts.

Halsey Destroys Her Back & Finger While Rock Climbing Naked
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The singer did not show how she injured her back and finger but she did let fans in on the aftermath, showing a photo her entire back covered in welts and red marks. Her middle finger is wrapped up as well. Judging from the injuries she’s proudly showing f, we would assume that she fell flat on her back, slipping as she tried to climb a little higher. She doesn’t seem bothered about the mishap though. In fact, she’s still encouraging her audience to give it a try. “Don’t go rock climbing naked. Or do. Do you,” she wrote.

Hopefully, she learns from this and stays safe next time.

Stream "Pretty Lou Birthday Charity Concert" With Fat Joe, Jim Jones & More On TIDAL

The third annual “Pretty Lou Birthday Charity Concert” from Irving Plaza in New York City – which featured artists such as Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Lil Tjay, Casanova, G4 Boyz, The Lox, Ghostface & Raekwon, The Diplomats, Tru Life, Pardison Fontaine, Melii and others – is available to stream  TIDAL.

All proceeds from the show went to New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Eleanor & Lou Gherig ALS Center for Leukemia and ALS Research. Tune into the stream embedded below – donations are still open on TIDAL.com/PrettyLou

At the height his career, Hot 97’s “HEAVY HITTERS” Luis Ortega AKA Pretty Lou from the Terror Squad was diagnosed with a rare bone disease called Aplastic Anemia, a condition that occurred when his body stopped producing enough new blood cells. This rare and serious condition elevated to LGL Leukemia, a type blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow.

After undergoing several treatments Campath (a variation chemo therapy) at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, Pretty Lou has seen improvement in his health and character.

“I’ve been blessed to beat this disease and be given the chance to use my platform to give back so others  have the chance to beat it as well,” said Pretty Lou. “It’s amazing to have all the performers, TIDAL and so many other support the cause and help us find a cure for Leukemia and ALS.”

“Pretty Lou is a True Warrior, He is my Hero! Together we will fight against Cancer,” said Fat Joe.

 

Choosing the motto ““I Will Beat This” & “Pretty Lou Will Not Lose,” Pretty Lou is a symbol motivation and hard work to all that follow his journey.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads Bucks To First Series Win Since 2001

Thanks to the talents Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks have been dominating the NBA playfs so far. Heading into last night, the Bucks had a 3-0 series lead against their first-round opponents, the Detroit Pistons. Despite being six points down at halftime, the Bucks were able to crawl their way back into the game and eventually won 127-104 in devastating fashion. The win helped propel the Bucks to their first playf series win since 2001. 

Giannis was an absolute beast for the Bucks as he recorded a whopping 41 points to help put the Pistons away in the second half. After the game, head coach Mike Budenholzer explained how much the win means to the city.

“It’s a good night for Milwaukee,” Budenholzer said according to ESPN. “It’s a good night for the Bucks.”

The Bucks won all four games against the Bucks by over 15 points which showcased just how dominant they are. Things are about to get a lot more difficult for Milwaukee though. They now have to face f against the Boston Celtics who many pundits have heralded as the team with the best chance to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

A schedule for the second round has not been determined yet so stay tuned for any updates regarding the second round.

Jhene Aiko & Daughter Namiko Are All Smiles During Hawaiian Vacation

Jhene Aiko has been in a loving mood lately penning a touching note to her ex Big Sean and more recently to her brother. “You are so special to me,” she wrote about her brother. “To the world. While we’re both still on this planet I just want to say…I love you beyond measure. Even tho I get big mad and u trigger the fuckk out me. u make me feel. and I appreciate that. because I thought I was dead inside. my ego has no say when it comes to you.” 

The latest post by the “Sativa” singer sees her and her daughter smiling wide for a cute selfie during their Hawaiin getaway. “Salt water in our hair… don’t care,” she captioned the image.

Jhene had Namiko with her ex O’Ryan Omir Browner. “You know, it was a blessing. She really gave me the drive and the purpose to be like, ‘OK, you really have to get something done,” Jhene previously stated  her 10-year-old daughter and how she inspired her to further her career. 

“At one point, I was like, ‘I can only do one.’ It was very hard to do both. Very stressful. I was like, ‘You know what? I’m just gonna go with it; quit this job and just go out on a whim and see if this music can be what supports us, ya know. And it turned out good.”

Roddy White Arrested For Carpool Lane Violation & Suspended License

Roddy White has been a staple the Atlanta Falcons for years now thanks to his consistent play at wide receiver. The veteran NFLer was recently arrested in Georgie after a carpool violation on the I-85 on April 12th. White crossed doubled lines to enter the carpool lane and he was immediately pulled over by police. According to TMZ, White cooperated with police but when they processed his driver’s license, they realized that it had actually been suspended from a prior fense. To make matters worse, there was a warrant out for White’s arrest after he had skipped out on a court date for another legal incident.

Roddy White Arrested For Carpool Lane Violation & Suspended License

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White was brought to a nearby police station where he was booked and processed by authorities and then later released. His car, which is an Audi A8L, ended up getting impounded. There is no real word on what his skipped court date was about but considering his license was suspended, signs point to it being traffic-related.

Neither White nor the Falcons have commented on the situation. In many ways, his arrest is similar to that Jaguars player Leonard Fournette who was also arrested after a routine traffic stop.

Future’s Alleged Baby Mama Appears To Have Given Birth

Eliza Reign claims to have been carrying Future‘s baby for the last nine months and publically, Future has done nothing to confirm or deny those allegations. Given his complete radio silence on the matter, we would imagine that the two have dealt with the situation privately to ensure child support does not become an issue once the baby is born. As it stands, the rapper already has five children by different women so there is a reason to believe that Eliza is telling the truth. After all, Future can seemingly get a woman pregnant by just nudging them on the sidewalk. It appears as though the latest addition to Pluto’s growing family has just arrived into the world with Eliza Reign hinting that she may have given birth this weekend.

The social media star posted a photo herself in a hospital bed on Easter Sunday, telling her followers that she’s “still glowing.” She doesn’t outwardly confirm that her baby has been born but there’s enough visual evidence present for fans to safely assume that Future’s newest child is here. The sex the baby has not yet been confirmed but Eliza will likely let everybody in on that soon.

Last week, Reign clapped back at one commenter who assumed Future was not taking ownership this situation, which she took as an opportunity to remind everybody that they have no clue what private conversations she and Future have had. Congrats Eliza and Future!

Rob Gronkowski Enjoys Bahamas Vacation With Model GF Camille Kostek

After winning his third Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the game football. The tight end had suffered a plethora injuries throughout his career and there were many times where people thought he would be done with the game. Now, Gronk has decided to go out while on top and he’s been having quite a bit fun since his announcement.

As right now, Gronk and his hot model girlfriend Camille Kostek are in the Bahamas soaking up the sun for Easter weekend. In a video obtained by TMZ, Gronkowski was even throwing passes to fans at the resort they were staying at. In the video, you can even see the scar that Gronkowski got after receiving back surgery on a herniated disc back in 2016. His back problems didn’t keep him from being a stud out on the football field as he was an all-star just the year after.

Gronkowski has been out and about quite a bit lately. He was recently seen at a Boston Red Sox game with his former Pats teammates where he put a dent in the Lombardi trophy after using it like a baseball bat.

Needless to say, it’s still never a dull moment with the for Patriots star.

Magic Johnson Still Talks To The Lakers Every Day: "I’m Going To Help Them

Before the last game the Los Angeles Lakers season, Magic Johnson dropped a bombshell on everyone by announcing that he would be leaving his position as President Basketball Operations for the Lakers. It was a decision that many didn’t see coming, although with the team failing to miss the playfs once again, perhaps it wasn’t too surprising. Johnson has been a part the Lakers organization since he was drafted by the team in the early 80s, so it’s really no shock that he has been involved with the team in numerous capacities f the court.

In a new interview with TMZ Sports, Johnson explained that despite quitting his job, he is still very much a part the Lakers organization and that he still talks with management and the players.

“It’s almost like I never left,” Johnson said. “I’m still talking to them every day. … I’m going to help them get the Lakers back right.”

Johnson was even asked about LeBron and his role in the whole thing. As far as Magic is concerned, LeBron will be the one to bring the Lakers back to glory.

“I love LeBron and LeBron is going to lead us to a championship,” Johnson said.

As long as Johnson doesn’t get any tampering fines, the Lakers will definitely welcome his input on the team.

Hip Hop Week In Review: Beyoncé Netflix Special Makes Huge Debut & Dave East Calls "Old Town Road" Wack

HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Beyonce‘s Homecoming special made its debut on Netflix. Also, Dave East sparked some controversy and got dragged over his critical comments about Lil Nas X ‘s “Old Town Road” and lastly, Kodak Black was arrested at the United States-Canada border.

Re-watch Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance On Netflix

Beyoncé unleashed her Netflix documentary Homecoming this week, along with a live album titled Homecoming: The Live Album, where exactly 40 tracks live.

Homecoming follows Queen Bey days leading up to her electrifying performance at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

After the R&B superstar’s doc made its debut, reports began to circulate that Ariana Grande got paid double the amount of money for her Coachella performance.

According to The Blast, those reports were proven to be false. Sources say, Grande and the “I Been On” star both earned $4 million for each weekend.

Watch Beyoncé’s Homecoming documentary on Netflix here.

Dave East Doesn’t Like “Old Town Road”

Dave East thinks Lil Nas X‘s viral Billboard hit “Old Town Road” is “wack.” He shared his criticism of the catchy, breakout tune on Instagram this week.

“I don’t know what the fuck is going on with Hip Hop; with rap [and] I ain’t no hater but that shit is wack. With a cape on it! And super wack!” East said.

The Harlem rhymer may think “Old Town Road” is wack, but Twitter seemed to share those same feelings about his music and proceeded to drag him.

The young artist responded to East with a soundbite from Joe Rogan’s podcast featuring Kevin Hart.

“What’s cool is being negative,” Hart said in the clip Lil Nas posted to his Twitter. “This is a great example…we talk about Titanic. Titanic, one of the biggest movies of all-time, fuckin’ great movie, (acting as Joe) yes it was a great movie, and one guy for no reason goes ‘I fuckin’ hated it!’”

Read more about Dave East clowning Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” here.

Kodak Black Arrested & Release From Jail

Kodak Black was arrested at the United States-Canada border this week and charged with gun and drug possession.

According to Kodak, the Cadillac Escalade’s GPS he was driving accidentally led him and his team to the Canadian border. The goal was to drive from Detroit to Boston where he was expected to perform at the House Of Blues on Tuesday (April 17) night.

Kodak was released from Niagra County Jail on Wednesday (April 18).

Read more about Kodak Black’s arrest here.

DX Reviews

– Nav — Bad Habits
– Anderson .Paak — Ventura
– Cee Kay — Blood On My Hands
– Khalid — Free Spirit

#DXCLUSIVES: 03Greedo, DJ Premiere & Russell Simmons

03 Greedo Says New LP Promotes L.A. Unity: “That’s Really Powerful For The City”

03 Greedo is serving 20 years in a Texas prison currently and he spoke with HipHopDX behind bars about what his new LP Still Summer In The Projects, executively produced by DJ Mustard, represents for the city of L.A.

“We are connecting the East/West side and that’s really powerful for the city – especially right now,” The Wolf of Grape Street rapper told DX.

Read the full 03 Greedo interview here.

DJ Premier Recalls Daring Hospital Visit To Pay Guru His Last Respects

Iconic Hip Hop talent DJ Premier shared with HipHopDX the story of him slipping into the late Guru’s hospital room undetected.

“It was risky, but like I said, I love a challenge,” Premier recalled. “I’m like, ‘I’m gonna figure this out. I’ve got to see him.’ Again, I always credit his nephew, Denzel. His nephew was the one that stressed to me.”

Read the full DJ Premier interview here.

Russell Simmons Says Sexual Assault Case Is Ploy For Fame

Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons told HipHopDX in an exclusive interview that the woman suing him for sexual assault is in vain.

“I have no intention of getting in the mud with this woman or feeding her lawyers’ interest in gaining fame, space or ground into this incredibly lucrative practice of extortion,” Simmons said. “People ask how could anonymous person seek fame. It’s the lawyer who is seeking fame and that’s why we are seeking sanctions against him.”

Read the full Russell Simmons interview here.

"Game Of Thrones" Season 8 Episode 2 Leaks Online Hours Before Premiere

The night is dark and full terrors… and leaks too. As reported by The Wrapepisode 2  Game Thrones’ final season has leaked online just hours before it is set to premiere. Of course, we will not get into any spoilers here, but you can head over to to catch in-depth breakdowns and summaries what took place. According to and Twitter users, the episode was released early Amazon Prime in Germany. Last week, episode 1 leaked a few hours early as well. It appears that time zones, and distribution, have made it hard for HBO to stop leaks from surfacing. Game Thrones may be the most pirated show all time. 

The Wrap confirmed Episode 802 was released early and uploaded to website Openload, but has since been removed. Nothing is forever gone from the internet though, so for those who can’t wait 3 more hours, feel free to dig through the internet for what you desire. Episode 802, as the trailers suggest, will focus on Jon’s new knowledge, Jamie Lannister’s arrival in Winterfell, and Tormund’s journey to warn the others what he has witnessed. With only 5 episodes left, counting tonight’s, there isn’t much Game Thrones left. Long live Aegon Targaryen!

DJ Quik Wants Laura Ingraham To "Eat Crow" For Nipsey Hussle Commentary

Los Angeles, CA – DJ Quik used a colloquial idiom to describe what he wants to happen to FOX News host Laura Ingraham.

In a recent video captured by TMZ, the “Tonite” legend said Ingraham shouldn’t be fired — at least not yet. He believes she should have to “eat crow” first, meaning he wants her to suffer humiliation by admitting she was proven wrong for her seemingly insensitive commentary about the late Nipsey Hussle.

“Don’t you think she deserved all that backlash?” he asks. “First of all, privileged doesn’t negate the fact that you’re an ignorant woman. Ignorance is all colors. That’s an ignorant white woman. First of all, she blamed him for a song he didn’t write. He was a guest on the song. So, she already know ain’t nobody feelin’ her right now.

“But she’s privileged and ignorant. She’s live in a Barbie dollhouse her whole life. Don’t fire her like they did old girl at NBC … Don’t fire her like Megyn [Kelly]. Just let her eat crow for a couple weeks. The good thing about media and people is they have a short memory. They forget.”

Ingraham drew sharp criticism from countless people, including Justin Bieber, T.I. and The Game, after she laughed several times while delivering a story about Nip’s funeral, sarcastically calling him “this dear artist.”

She also incorrectly stated Nip was the mastermind behind “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)” when it actuality, he was a guest on the YG track.

Nip was shot and killed on March 31. His funeral, held on April 11 at the Staples Center, drew thousands of people and marked the first funeral at the historic L.A. venue since Michael Jackson.

Meek Mill Deletes Instagram After Posting Cryptic Tweet: "All Real Life!"

It’s never a bad idea to break away from social media for moments-at-a-time, everyone should try it out. That’s exactly what Meek Mill is doing in light how frequent reports on Nipsey Hussle’s death enter the news cycle. As you know, Meek Mill and Nipsey Hussle were close. The Game even alluded to the fact that is was Nipsey who pressured him to squash his beef with Meek, when they reached an ugly impasse.

Meek Mill Deletes Instagram After Posting Cryptic Tweet: "All Real Life!"

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As right now, Meek Mill’s Instagram is cached on Google, but as soon as you click, it displays the following message. “Sorry, this page isn’t available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.” We’ve seen this sort thing before, it’s not all that uncommon. If and when Meek Mill returns, his follower count will be restored, as will the general make-up his page/postings.

Meek’s deletion Instagram followed his posting a cryptic Tweet imploring the good in leading a “real life,” as he puts it. As it stands, Meek Mill seems to be leaving his Twitter account up-and-running, the platform he normally resorts to when making ficial announcements. His posting habits on Instagram are a little more informal, on average.