Sean “P. Diddy”
Combs has been hit with a lawsuit over the slogan for his Sean John clothing line.
Gregory Hilderbrand filed a lawsuit in Chicago Federal Court, claiming that the
brand’s slogan “It’s no just a label, it’s a lifestyle”
violates his registered trademark “It’s a lifestyle.” Hilderbrand
alleges that his own clothing line has been cast as knock off Sean John due to
the similarities of the slogans and is seeking an undisclosed amount.
Chicago rappers and former Breeding Ground alumni Qualo have
inked a deal with Universal Records. The four man collective features rappers
Optymist, Chicago Shawn, Preast and Shala Esquire. The group managed to move
a combined 100,000 units by producing and distributing their own albums, compilations
and mixtapes. “Folks took notice across the country when AllHipHop.com
featured us,” Shala Esquire told AllHipHop.com. “That’s when
the national buzz started.” Soon after the group was picked up Theodor
Sedlmayr and Paul Rosenberg, the legal and management team for 50 Cent and Eminem.
“We are about to speak. We ‘bout to bring that danger music back.
Do everything folks are scared to do.”
Snoop Dogg will appear in a new commercial touting Chrysler’s
ads for its employee pricing program. The promotion gives consumers Chrysler’s
employee discount on most 2005 model vehicles. The $75 million ad campaign start
tomorrow (August 6) and features Snoop with former Chrysler chairman and legendary
business man, Lee Iacocca. Snoop and Iacocca, 80, are featured golfing in the
commercials. Two other advertisements are part of the campaign. One features
a young girl playing Iacocca’s granddaughter, the other features actor
Jason Alexander. Since starting the program, Chrysler’s sales have jumped
Luke Records has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit. Aueishua Buckner
filed the lawsuit against the label in New Orleans Federal Court. She claims
that her photo was legitimately used for the “Boyz Toyz 2003” calendar
but her photo also ended up on the cover of one of the “Luke’s Freak
Show” DVD’s without her permission.