Everybody Move to the Back of the Bus: Rosa Parks v. LaFace Records

This was a tough one. One of the most revered Civil Rights Leaders of all time sued my favorite, and one of the best Hip-Hop groups of all time, OutKast. The suit stemmed from an OutKast song titled Rosa Parks—Hence the lawsuit. Check out the video below: In the civil suit, Mrs. Parks claimed that OutKast violated… Read More Everybody Move to the Back of the Bus: Rosa Parks v. LaFace Records

I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T Do You Know What That Mean?—Why Chance The Rapper Should NEVER Sign to a Record Label

Just a few days ago, Chance the Rapper is reported to have turned down up to $10 million in contract advances with record labels *You Go Boy*. All to keep his freedom—uh… I mean, independence. I don’t blame him, and if I were Chance the Rapper, I would never sign a record deal. Here’s why:… Read More I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T Do You Know What That Mean?—Why Chance The Rapper Should NEVER Sign to a Record Label

Tables Finally Turn: Miami Base, Stolen Music, and the First Amendment

Black people have undeniably had the biggest influence in contemporary music. Any genre you can think of: Country, Jazz, Gospel, The Blues, Rock & Roll, R & B, and of course Hip Hop, all have roots in Black Culture. Despite Black Culture’s contribution to music, the music business hasn’t always credited Black artists for their work, and the law has failed to support Black artists as well.
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