Well right here it’s. After first saying the challenge in his “YSIV” freestyle final month, Logic stays true to his phrases and releases the fourth installment in his Young Sinatra collection as we speak. “I’ma be trustworthy. This is among the greatest albums I ever made,” Logic mentioned.
The comply with as much as Bobby Tarentino II accommodates 14 tracks in complete and options visitor appearances from Wale, Hailee Steinfeld, Jaden Smith, Ryan Tedder, and all the Wu-Tang Clan, who be part of Young Sinatra on “Wu Tang Forever.” Meanwhile, manufacturing is dealt with by the likes of 6ix, CuBeatz, Kevin Randolph, & Logic himself, amongst others.
“As a business now mainstream artist. I really feel very proud in realizing that like Im dropping a boom-bap hip hop album. There’s probably not too many individuals doing that, particularly this fashion, very 90’s,” Logic mentioned concerning the album. “This is a straight up a increase bap album on a business scale.”
Out now, followers can stream the challenge in its entirety Apple or any one of many streaming platforms. Enjoy!
A new saga has emerged in the tale "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin," the Wu-Tang clan album that has become famous for the fact that there's only a single copy the album in existence which, until recently, was in control the widely-loathed pharmaceutical entrepreneur, Martin Shkreli.
But now the Wu-Tang Clan have bigger issues to worry about then trying to recover their album from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as they've just been hit with an expensive lawsuit over the album's cover art.
According to a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, the Wu-Tang clan stole the cover art for the album from a photographer who was never paid for his work. The lawsuit states that the photographer spent 80 hours taking photographs the silver case that contained the record. He was never informed that the pictures he was taking would be used as the cover to the album, and he wasn't under any sort contract.
The photographer is seeking $1,000,000 in the lawsuit, and names RZA, GZA, Raekwon, U-God, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, and Cilvaringz as defendants, as well as the auction house that inevitably sold the album to Shkreli.
The Blast reached out to Method Man representatives, who issued the statement that, "Method Man did not select nor authorize the photography used on the Wu-Tang album."
At this point it seems that the whole idea for this album may have been a little misguided. We'll have to wait and see how the Wu do in this lawsuit, or if we ever get to hear the album.
This week, reports surfaced a lawsuit being filed against the Wu-Tang Clan as a result the hip-hop group’s “People Say” single—a track originally found on the crew’s The Saga Continues project last year.
It was TMZ who broke news The Diplomats—a soul group from the 1950s and 1960s—filing a claim that the record pulled from the “melody, lyrics, and rhythm” their 1969 recording “I’ve Got the Kind Love” on which the line “people say” is used in heavy rotation. The report claimed that The Diplomats wanted Wu-Tang to stop performing and selling the track in addition to handing over an undisclosed amount for damages.
Now, Wu-Tang DJ and beatmaker Mathematics, who produced the joint and is directly implicated in the dispute, has responded to the allegations, revealing that while a claim was brought to his attention, no physical lawsuit exists.
“I was made aware the ‘People Say’ sample claim in December,” he penned by way a Twitter on Saturday. “To my knowledge, my attorney and The Diplomats attorney have been working closely and in good faith to resolve this matter. I am not aware a pending lawsuit regarding this matter nor have I been served with one.”
“People Say” opens up with a direct sample the “I’ve Got The Kind Of Love” and certainly brings up the question as to why the sample wasn’t simply cleared before release, especially considering that neither Mathematics nor Wu-Tang are new to this. Nonetheless, let’s hope this one can get resolved without any further controversy.
Wu-Tang Clan is still going hard, 25 years later. The collective continue to dish out new music on a regular basis whether it's as a group or as solo efforts. Last year, Wu-Tang released their compilation record, The Saga Continues which featured the Redman-assisted single, "People Say." Now, it looks like the Wu is dealing with some legal issues pertaining to their lead single.
Wu-Tang Clan is being sued by 60's group, The Diplomats, over their song "People Say," TMZ reports. According to the report, The Diplomats are claiming that producer Mathematics completely lifted the song from their 1969 record, "I've Got The Kind Of Love." They're claiming "People Say" is a notable lyric from their song.
The 60's group says that fans and average listeners have called out the similarities online. Now, they're suing the Wu-Tang Clan because the collective didn't get proper authorization for it and they're asking them to stop performing, selling and overall, monetizing f the record. They're asking them to pay for the damages.
While the group has to battle it out in court over their single, "People Say," they kind took a win earlier this month when Martin Shkreli was ordered to forfeit the one one Wu-Tang Clan album he owned. It's unlikely that it'll be back at the hands any the Wu-Tang members but atleast it's not in Shkreli's hands.
Everyone's favorite, or least favorite, "pharma-bro" has just received a fresh new sentence from the court. Days after the ex-pharmaceutical executive was ordered to give up the Wu-Tang Clan and Lil Wayne albums that he controversially held possession , Shkreli has been sentenced to 7 years in federal prison. He was convicted on fraud charges last summer and, along with prison time, he will need to cough up $7.4 million in restitution to the victims his fraud, according to .
Shkreli famously purchased the never-heard Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin for $2 million. He has also claimed that he owns Lil Wayne's unreleased Tha Carter V album, which he allegedly found in a Bugatti that he bought. If the ex-pharma exec is unable to pay up the money he owes, the feds have said that they will seize Shkreli's property. During the court hearing earlier today, Shkreli was emotional, saying, "I'm here because my gross, stupid, negligent mistakes." The judge even fered him a box tissues at one point before laying down the hammer on his sentence.
Martin Shkreli has been a controversial figure, becoming incredibly well-known amid his outrageous antics. As unsuspecting as it was for a pharmaceutical executive to become nearly a household name, his star will likely shrink due to his impending seven-year absence. Hopefully, we will finally get to hear the Wu-Tang and Weezy albums that we've been missing out on for so many years.
Finally. is being served justice for his petty ways.
On Friday, the Pharmo Bro cried in court as he was sentenced to 7 years in prison for security. Sadly, it wasn’t for hiking up the price HIV drugs so working class people couldn’t afford it.
But the best news about the whole ordeal is that Shkreli was ordered to fork over the rare Wu-Tang Clan album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, and Lil Wayne ‘s Tha Carter V LP that he shadily purchased back in 2015 and 2016.
Judge Kiyo Matsumoto also ordered that the hedge fund manager cough up $5 million in cash in an E-Trade brokerage account, his stake in the drug company Vyera Pharmaceuticals and a Pablo Picasso painting he owns. Tragic.
Fun Fact: Martin Shkreli was sentenced on National Meatball Day. The irony.
The day reckoning has finally come for disgraced criminal Martin Shkreli, as he’s been ordered to give up his one–a-kind copy Wu Tang Clan‘s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
He originally paid $2 million for the record at auction in 2015. Since then he’s attempted to sell it, even threatened to destroy it, but now it’s being taken away for good. Federal judges have ordered Shkreli to forfeit $7,360,450 worth his personal assets, including the famed album and potentially other collectable items including Lil Wayne‘s unreleased Tha Carter V record and a Picasso painting, plus $5 million dollars.
In 2017, Shkreli was securities fraud and conspiracy to commit both securities fraud and wire fraud, on three eight total charges. Prosecutors say he took stock from his biotechnology firm Retrophin to pay unrelated debts. He’s also infamously known for hiking the price Daraprim, a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients, from $13.50 to $750 for a single pill.
Shkreli a maximum 20 years in jail — which could boil down to just 12 to 18 months and community service. He currently awaits his sentencing, which is set for March 9th.
The Soundset Festival, Minnesota's very own "Summer Jam" put together by independent record label Rhymesayers, has released its lineup for 2018. The festival centers itself as the pre-eminent Midwest music and lifestyle experience in the Midwest.
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Special consideration has been given to the Wu-Tang Clan who will be commemorating the 25th anniversary their classic debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The festival has something to fer for everyone the hip hop persuasion, in its broadest form.
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The main lineup is as follows: Logic, Migos, Atmosphere, Erykah Badu, Tyler The Creator, Russ, Wu-Tang Clan, Brockhampton, Ice-T, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Hieroglyphics, Pr, Jaden Smith, Grieves, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Murs, Rapsody, Evidence, Kamaiyah, Westside Gunn & Conway, J.I.D, Young M.A, deM atlaS, DJ Scratch, Pell, Jack Harlow, Skratch Bastid, DJ Li, Bugus, Quincey White, The Lioness, OG Grip, Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger are Sick Trim, Willie Wonka, DJ Rowsheen, Mike 2600, DJ Bles One and more.
The festival will be hosted by Sway Calloway SiriusXM Shade 45. Preorder your tickets here as March 2nd.