I have been saying for the last year that someone like Dr. Dre or Russell Simmons should purchase Death Row Records. The money in licensing the songs from Snoop, Dre, Pac, and Rage for ads, games etc would be enormous. Think about it. If you took Pac's song All Eyez On Me (and licensed it for $2.00 a game) as the theme song in a boxing game for a Wii or Playstation and that game sold one million copies that's two million dollars just for owning the catalog.
I heard that 50 Cent might be interested in getting the catalog. The catalogue, which was owned by mogul Suge Knight and is being auctioned in bankruptcy for $24 million, contains all of the rights to the following albums:
1. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
2. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Tha Doggfather
3. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Dead Man Walkin'
4. Lady of Rage - Necessary Roughness
5. Dr Dre - The Chronic
6. Above the Rim Soundtrack
7. Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Food
8. 2Pac - All Eyez on Me
9. 2Pac - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
10. 2Pac - Until the End of Time
11. 2Pac - Better Dayz
12. 2Pac - Nu-Mixx Klazzics
If he does get this collection, he has the potential for HUGE profits. Say what you want about 50 Cent, but to me this guy is about the business.
Jim Jones was involved in a melee with singer/songwriter Ne-Yo and members of his entourage at the Fifth Avenue Louis Vuitton store in Manhattan. Jones turned himself in to the authorities. A rapper beefin with a singer? How gangsta can you be if you are whuppin Ne-Yo's ass? Come to think of it, why is a gangsta rapper wearing LV? What were y'all arguing over, a purse? C'mon dude that's umm-----RuPaulish!!!!
DJ Casper (aka Mr. C), songwriter of the "Cha Cha Slide," has filed a lawsuit against several parties over copyright and publishing rights to his song. He says Jerome Haywood and M.O.B. Records have cheated him out of royalties by taking the copyright and licensing for themselves and designating his composition as a "work for hire" project. This song HAS to generate at least a million in sales a year! I'm a DJ and I have to play this song at every wedding. It is a requirement. My question to you Mr. C is... where was your lawyer when you signed this deal?
I was reading a Vibe magazine and saw Kelly Rowland taking an HIV/AIDS test. She is a part of the "know your status" campaign. This "know your status" campaign has been bothering me for a long time and I didn't know how to say it without sounding like an ass, but here goes.
How come urban radio and TV have ads about HIV/AIDS with the slogan "know your status" but I don't hear those same ads on mainstream radio or TV? When you watch mainstream TV, have you seen any ads asking the mainstream to "know your status"? I did a google of "know your status" and this is what I came up with.
Check out this website: http://www.blackaids.org/image_uploads/article_564/.pdf. They want to test one million African Americans.
Here is one for Latinos: http://www.paho.org/English/DD/PIN/Number23_article2.htm
Strangely (maybe not so strangely) I couldn't find anything for mainstream America. Why is that?
They are promoting this "know your status" thing to minorities. Then, we hear that African Americans are affected with HIV at a higher rate than any other race of people. Go to a Spanish radio station or Telemundo and they spew the same information to the Hispanics and Latinos. Does this make sense to you? I don't understand why no one else has seen this? Remember when this was a "gay" disease gotten from African monkeys? Now, it's affecting minority more than homosexuals and lesbians, but regular white people don't get HIV/AIDS? HUH?!?!?
To me, it's like Tuskegee all over again, but with a different twist. In this case, you are encouraged to find out you have an incurable disease, and then they give you "experimental" drugs in the name of science, but you die anyway. If I am wrong, then let me know, but it seems to me that we are always saddled with this type of problem (high blood pressure, stroke, glaucoma etc.) and there is never a cure. Why?