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Hip-Hop Rumors: Are the FEDS After Swizz Beatz?


Super producer Swizz Beatz may not be out of the woods yet when it comes to charges stemming from his involvement with Megaupload. If you remember, Megaupload was shut down in January of this year or piracy, with four of its employees seeing jail time.

According to The Source, “authorities are currently going after Swizz Beatz after being swindled out of a charge on the count that Megaupload was outside the United States’ jurisdiction.”

Swizz is now facing a 20-page motion filed by the feds – check out the paperwork here.

According to AP, all of the Megaupload employees are now being indicted for their contribution towards Megaupload and its file sharing. Back in January, the U.S. government seized Megaupload’s domain names, $50 million in assets, and got the New Zealand police to arrest four of the site’s top employees, including its founder, Kim Dotcom.

This sounds serious. Hopefully Swizzy will be cleared and can move past this.

The Megaupload worries haven’t stopped Swizz Beatz from making hot music. Check out Alicia Keys’ new single, “New Day”, produced by her hubby, Swizz Beatz.

  • therealest1

    On the run from the Feds shit?

  • best_believe

    It’s a damn shame that they locking up all the employees while businesses all across America hire illegal immigrants and don’t shut down the whole company.

    • Weedras

      whats your logic exactly?

  • WTF? Jail for sharing music?

  • feds are relentless….they making arrest outside the US now

  • digitallife

    Absolute nonsense he was named artificially into a non-present position at a company that needed some cred for a music division they were launching. In other words the feds are now going after the companies paid spokesperson too. How many times a day does a google search lead to pirated files? Why isn’t the ceo of google in cuffs? How many times a day does bing do the same? Why isn’t ballmer in cuffs too? They spend hundreds of millions a year taking care of people via lobbyists and “Consultation jobs”. The rules to the game are rigged, we have laws against monopoly of industry yet every other year you hear about mergers involving two gigantic companies who will now leverage their combined assets to raise the price of the product they deliver. The funny thing is hollywood could find enough advertisers to pay them $8 for just about any movie you want to watch for free if they offered it for free. I’d watch a movie that’s in the theatres for free even if showed me 2 to 3 ads every 10 minutes. Average movie is 130 minutes long..that’s 26 to 36 ads…20 cents or so per ad gets you mighty close to 8 bucks and that’s what they get from the theatre chains per ticket sold.

    • falls0819

      Nice theory bud but these Major production companies will never go for that…..some movies today have 50 million + budgets, revenue from ticket sales is the main source of income. How would the movie theatre ever make money exactly ? lol Popcorn? So the advertisers pay 20cents per person thats in the theatre? $8 per screening won’t even pay for the ushers, lol.

      • digitallife

        I never sai you’d be watching the movie at a theatre 😀

        The movie studios were in fact investigation what’s the most a consumer was willing to pay to watch a newly released movie at home sort of how on demand already works, i’m just offering a solution that bypasses all that charging the customer bit. Guaranteed advertisers? Soda makers, pizza chains that deliver, or hell even a localized ad delivery by local businesses that deliver food. Just makes fiscal sense, studio gets its money, you get your film, local/national food chain gets it’s product in your face..everyone wins.

      • falls0819

        That’s exactly what you said bud…..QUOTE: I’d watch a movie that’s in the theatres for free even if showed me 2 to 3 ads every 10 minutes. Average movie is 130 minutes long..that’s 26 to 36 ads…20 cents or so per ad gets you mighty close to 8 bucks and that’s what they get from the theatre chains per ticket sold.
        So I guess because your idea is a giant FAIL you’re changing it now…..well done.

      • digitallife

        I guess when I said “that’s in theatres” you asumed I meant going to the movies for free, since the topic is piracy and that more than often happens on computers I thought you’d assume computer and I think the on-demand aspect would’ve helped lead you to the conclusion i meant at home.

      • Terrance Goodman

        movie theaters have said that they make most of their money from concession sales

  • water_ur_seeds

    man whats the big deal with these sites… if an artist is promoting it, then why do the feds care? its the artist it affects… the dudes called ‘dotcom’ is that a joke lol…

  • the shud giv swizz life in jail, he’s a bitch fa real

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  • WillVetterGoodin

    I’d wife Alicia Keys too! oh, uh feds, yeah thats a shame…….

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