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AHH Stray News: Floyd Sued, Inmates Got Talent, Dame Dash Re-Starts The Roc

(AllHipHop News) A musician named Anthony Lawrence Dash is squaring off against Floyd Mayweather Jr., the best boxer in the world. Dash claims he remixed one of his own copyright tracks for Floyd, who used the piece as his entrance music during his appearance at Wrestlemania 24 in March of 2008. According to TMZ.com, Dash has sent Floyd multiple cease and desist letters, which have all been returned, unopened. Dash is seeking $150,000 in damages from Mayweather. West Coast pioneer Hip-Hop pioneer Ice-T will make an appearance in the upcoming unscripted film The Redemption Project: Inmates Got Talent.  The film was produced at Putnamville Correctional Facility in Putnamville, Indiana. The movie follows various offenders who admit to their past crimes, but commit to being productive, law abiding citizens upon release from prison. During this process, directors Johnny Collins and Joel Jerome organize a talent contest for the inmates. Ice-T provides on camera commentary and some voice-over.  “We were impressed with the ability of Johnny and his team to get the offenders to open up about their lives, admit to past sins and in the process find hope to stay on the right path in life,” Commissioner Edwin G. Buss of the Indiana Department of Corrections  commented. No release date was available at press time. Damon Dash has announced he will re-start legendary Hip-Hop imprint, Roc-A-Fella Records, which was originally founded by Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke. The first release under the Dash-controlled label is Curren$y’s Pilot Talk, which is due in stores on June 15th.  “Def Jam or Universal bought the brand. I think the ‘beef’ [with us and Jay-Z] was that Jay made it clear he didn’t want me or Biggs to be a part of it,” Damon Dash told MTV News. “That’s really where it was at. Now that he doesn’t work for Def Jam anymore, he doesn’t have the right to use the name. So there’s no reason for us not to use it. It’s there, and it’s a brand that’s not being used. So I was like, ‘I’ll take it.’ It always meant something to me.” Dash’s deal was confirmed with Def Jam, the parent label which will distribute Roc-A-Fella.

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