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MUSIC INDUSTRY SKULL DUGGERY: JIMMY IOVINE, EMINEM, SKEPTA AND DMCA (DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT) ABUSE

July 20, 2011 6 comments

Jimmy Iovine

Last week I posted the news that UK artist Skepta’s new single Dare To Dream had been removed from YouTube and passed on to golden boy Eminem by Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine (Click HERE to read all about it).

And since then it’s been revealed just how this all went down.

Website Torrent Freak writes,

After “Dare to Dream” was put up on YouTube one of its early listeners was Jimmy Iovine, founder of Interscope records. Recognizing quality, Iovine had plans in his mind for Skepta’s track so, with help from parent company Universal, they had YouTube remove the song on copyright grounds.

Armed with cash Interscope then approached Boy Better Known, a group and record label founded in 2005 by Skepta and the team behind Dare to Dream.

Skepta

So that CRETIN Iovine arranged for the single to be removed from YouTube and they placed a fraudulent “copyright complaint” notice in its place without even having the decency to contact Skepta first with a request to buy the single. What would have happened if Skepta had refused to sell?

The sheer arrogance and blatant abuse of the DMCA vehicle by Iovine is just sickening.

This is why I wouldn’t last five minutes as an artist.  I would be in prison right now. My crime - smashing an unscrupulous music executive’s face in.

Listen to Skepta Dare To Dream below.

Also click HERE to read’Universal Music accused of using fraudulent DMCA notices as a negotiating tactic in licensing music from other labels’.

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UK MUSIC NEWS: SKEPTA HANDS OVER NEW SINGLE TO EMINEM

July 16, 2011 10 comments

Several days ago UK artist Skepta announced on Twitter that his new single Dare To Dream had been passed on to Eminem.

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First off I don’t like that cretin Jimmy Iovine. I know what your about, I got your number sir!

Secondly it sounds like Skepta didn’t really want to hand over his new single, which was already receiving some radio play in the UK. It also sounds like Universal removed the single from YouTube without even informing him first, and he was bamboozled and hood winked in to agreeing to hand over the single to Iovine and Eminem.

Iovine and Eminem come knocking and people get ready to sell their souls and their briefs.

Anyway I hope Skepta and crew were paid handsomely for handing over Dare To Dream.

Check out his version below.

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I actually like the single. Skepta should have held on to it (that’s if he had a choice).

And why not release a UK version giving Skepta the opportunity to appear alongside Eminem on the track?

And Skepta you shouldn’t feel privileged, you should be furious. Acknowledge what’s really happened here.

VIDEO: DR DRE FT EMINEM AND SKYLAR GREY – ‘I NEED A DOCTOR’ / MY THOUGHTS

February 25, 2011 12 comments

For years Hip Hop fans have been waiting patiently for the return of Dr Dre and he has finally returned with the single I Need A Doctor.

I’m sorry but I cannot stand this track. I Need A Doctor is weak, hilariously over dramatic and so obviously geared towards a mainstream audience. This is no Still Dre. 

I also CANNOT STAND the tone of Eminem’s voice. What is that all about???? Who at Interscope convinced him that he sounds good when he raps in that tone of voice? Rubbish!

The video - The opening scenes which flash back to Dre’s earlier career are poignant. If you are a Dr Dre fan the memories will come rushing back, but after those scenes the video just goes down hill. 

Eminem trys to convey a sense of grief  when faced with the prospect of losing his mentor, but instead ends up looking like a man who hasn’t taken his medication. Dre at one point looks like he’s wearing a fancy dress muscle shirt , and the woman singing the hook (Skylar Grey) her scenes would have been best suited in the TV show Supernatural.

It then goes beyond ridiculous in one scene when a demented Emimen raps passionately to Dre while he’s standing upright in a water tank (see for yourselves).  

Surely Dre, Eminem and the rest of the Interscope crew could have put their heads together and come up with something better than this (the single and video).

Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: RIHANNA, EMINEM & DR DRE PERFORMANCE AT THE 2011 GRAMMY AWARDS

February 14, 2011 1 comment

The 2011 Grammy Awards took place several hours ago in Los Angeles. Click HERE to view list of winners.

Check out Eminem, Rihanna and Dr Dre’s performance below.

VIDEO TEASER: EMINEM FT LIL WAYNE – ‘NO LOVE’

September 30, 2010 15 comments

I never post music video teasers, but today I decided to post this teaser from Eminem featuring Lil Wayne for the new single No Love.

I laughed out loud when I heard Em’s latest mainstream rap mush for the first time today.  He  sorry correction producer JUST BLAZE (even worse) sampled Haddaway’s cheesy early 90s Euro dance hit single  What Is Love.

Wow.. these Stateside artists and producers are really starting to embrace that Poppy Euro dance sound… almost 20 years too late.

Check out Haddaway’s 1993 hit What Is Love below.

Ha ha ha ha! I hope Haddaway collects a decent royalty cheque from this.

VIBE MAGAZINE FRONT COVER (15TH ANNUAL JUICE ISSUE 2010) – EMINEM AND DR DRE

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment

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MTV VMA’S NOMINEES 2010

August 3, 2010 Leave a comment

The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on September 12th. Lady Gaga has received the most nominations (13) because.. you know… she’s so ORIGINAL!

Check out full list below….

Best Collaboration
B.o.B ft Hayley Williams – Airplanes
Beyoncé ft Lady GaGa - Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Lady GaGa ft Beyoncé – Telephone
3OH!3 featuring Kesha - My First Kiss
Jay-Z ft Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind

Best Female Video
Lady GaGa – Bad Romance
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Katy Perry ft Snoop Dogg - California Gurls
Beyoncé ft Lady GaGa – Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Taylor Swift – Fifteen

Best Male Video
Eminem – Not Afraid
Usher ft Will.I.Am – OMG
B.o.B ft Hayley Williams – Airplanes
Drake – Find Your Love
Jason Derulo - In My Head

Best Hip Hop Video
B.o.B. ft Hayley Williams - Airplanes
Eminem – Not Afraid
Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem – Forever
Jay-Z ft Swizz Beats – On To The Next One
Kid Cudi ft MGMT & Ratatat – Pursuit Of Happiness

Best New Artist
Ke$ha – Tik Tok
Jason Derulo – In My Head
Justin Bieber ft Ludacris - Baby
Nicki Minaj ft Sean Garrett – Massive Attack
Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside

Best Pop Video
Lady GaGa – Bad Romance
Katy Perry ft Snoop Dog – California Gurls
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Beyoncé ft Lady GaGa – Video Phone (Extended Remix)
B.o.B ft Bruno Mars – Nothing on You

Best Rock Video
30 Seconds To Mars – Kings and Queens
Muse – Uprising
Paramore - Ignorance
Florence + the Machine - Dog Days Are Over
MGMT – Flash Delirium

Best Dance Music Video
Lady GaGa – Bad Romance
Enrique Iglesias ft Pitbull – I Like It
Cascada - Evacuate The Dancefloor
David Guetta ft Akon – Sexy Chick
Usher ft Will.I.Am - OMG

Video Of The Year
Lady GaGa – Bad Romance
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
30 Seconds To Mars - Kings and Queens
Lady GaGa ft Beyoncé – Telephone
Eminem – Not Afraid
B.o.B ft Hayley Williams – Airplane

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Why would they even think to nominate Nicki Minaj (Best New Artist)???  Massive Attack flopped, she has yet to release an album and last but not least – she’s RUBBISH.

Mark my words her camp bought that nomination.

VIDEO: ZANE LOWE INTERVIEWS EMINEM

June 4, 2010 Leave a comment

BBC Radio personality Zane Lowe interviewed his idol Eminem several days ago, for what must be the hundredth time.

Via Punch Bowl Blog

2010 GRAMMY AWARDS – LIL WAYNE, TRAVIS BARKER, EMINEM, DRAKE – DROP THE WORLD

February 1, 2010 Leave a comment

More performances will be posted late….

2009 BET HIP HOP AWARDS CYPHER – MOS DEF, BLACK THOUGHT, EMINEM

October 28, 2009 19 comments

Now this is good!

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