Just as Irv Gotti’s
The Inc. label is readying Ashanti’s latest album, the R&B singer was
hit with a $4 million dollar lawsuit. T.E.A.M. Entertainment, based in Georgia,
claims they were cheated out millions in royalties, based on contracts the singer
signed when she was 16-years-old. "It is an opportunity to grab lotto,"
Ashanti’s lawyer said in the court documents. “Here is someone I knew
back in 1997, now they’re successful and I want to put my hand in the pocket.”
After years of
being shelved at Bad Boy Records, The Hoodfellaz officially left Sean “P.
Diddy” Combs’ label last month. Group member Morock is working on
his solo album, while the group continues to record as a group. The group received
attention when they released “Taking Da Band,” a dis record aimed
at their label mates “Da Band.” "We have no ill feeling towards
Puffy and the Bad Boy family,” Morock said. “Puff believed in the
Hoodfellaz from the very beginning. We will continue to support Puff and the
Bad Boy family. However I’ve moved in silence for 3 years, now I think it’s
time I’ve been heard."
Dizzee Rascal has
been tapped to perform at the Shortlist Music Prize awards in Hollywood on November
15th. The Shortlist Music Prize honors the most creative albums in all genres
of music. In order to qualify, nominees must have sold less than 500,000 copies.
The 10 Shortlist finalists include Ghostface, the Streets, the Killers, Loretta
Lynn and others. The awards will be broadcast on MTV2 on November 20th.
The Judge presiding
over Rosa Parks’ lawsuit against Outkast, has requested the former mayor
of Detroit acts as a legal guardian for the 91-year-old civil rights activist.
Dennis Archer would review all paper work involved in the lawsuit, which claims
the inclusion of her name on Outkast’s hit song “Rosa Parks”
violated her trademark. Archer is a former Michigan Supreme Court justice. Last
month it was ruled that Parks could not take the stand to answer questions because
she is suffering from dementia.