French Montana scored his first #1 single with 'Pop That,' featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne a few weeks ago. However, it looks like the rapper that they sample hasn't been compensated for it yet. Uncle Luke got up with MTV News this past weekend at the BET Hip- Hop Awards and said that there's no check in his pocket yet for 'Pop That.'
'When I heard the song I said, 'Oh this is a hit,' and the next thing I said is, 'Where's my check?' Luke told MTV News.
'Ain't nobody told me about my check yet. I have not gotten the check yet, so I'm looking for the check,' he said, adding that he would track down French's boss to sort it all out. "I'm gonna talk to Diddy in the back about it.'
Looks like they'll get it worked out sooner than later, as Uncle Luke would join French Montana and Diddy on stage for a performance of "Pop That" at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
The 25-year (and still going) existence of seminal rap crew Public Enemy and their relevancy in today's crowded market serves as a testament to front man Chuck D's insistence to keep up with current trends and not fading away. Although not as sonically linked, pioneering rap quintet of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the late Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella-collectively known as N***az With Attitudes (N.W.A) - has maintained legendary status although the group has long been defunct. Just today, the two groups were announced as nominees for the coveted Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame inductions reports New York Daily News.
Joining PE and N.W.A on the nominees list is the late Donna Summer, who passed away this past May after a long bout with lung cancer. Summer's disco contemporaries, Chic, were also nominated and have the distinction of holding the record for most Hall Of Fame rejections at seven; Summer herself has been rejected five times prior but may be inducted posthumously.
Both Public Enemy and N.W.A's legacies are intact, as the groups helped to propel Hip-Hop internationally in the mid-1980s. Public Enemy made their splash in 1987 with their debut album Yo! Bum Rush The Show and injected a raw and frenetic energy to the rap landscape. Chuck D's distinctive and booming baritone still sends chills, even at 52 years of age.
N.W.A began their reign on the charts in 1988 with the groundbreaking Straight Outta Compton album. Releasing only two LPs as group, the crew disbanded in 1991 over infighting and money issues. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube would go on to have stellar solo careers while Eazy-E and MC Ren never quite hit the heights their former band members achieved.
The inductees will be announced sometime in early December. The 28th Annual Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony is slated to take place on April 18, 2013.
Best of luck and congratulations to Public Enemy and N.W.A!
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The Wu-Tang Clan stays winning, again and again. RZA is currently on the 'Iron Fists' Tour, which serves to promote the release of his directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fists, starting Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe. In an interview with Indie Wire, the Abbot revealed that he is also working on not one but two biopics about his cousin and fellow WTC member, the late Ol' Dirty Bastard.
'There's two things going on with the ODB situation,' The RZA explained in an exclusive interview with The Playlist this week. 'There's 'Dirty White Boy,' [starring Micheal Kenneth Williams] which is about the manager of ODB, and his last two years. And there's another one with a working title called, 'Dirt: One Word Could Change The World,' that his family is more involved with. His mother is involved with 'Dirty White Boy.' I'm involved with both, anything about his life, I want to help out with any capacity. His mother told me I should come in and help.'
RZA's comments confirms details that Williams, who was adamant about their being no buffoonery in the film, has shared. Bobby Digital is an ideal contributor to the other film, Dirt: One Word Could Change The World, since he has first hand knowledge of the subject matter.
'As far as 'Dirt,' that actually starts back when we was young,' RZA reflected. 'Me and [ODB] ran through this city, man, cutting school, stealin' pretzels from the hot dog stand, being vagabonds, sleeping on the trains, drinking '40s on the back of the A Train, rapping, getting chased by the police. It's a coming of age story that me and him and a few of our cousins went through, Then it goes on into finally becoming Wu-Tang, going through that hell. And then it takes on his side of it, not my side.' Suggesting the film will have a decidedly darker tone in narrowing the focus on ODB, The RZA waxes philosophically, 'Seems like my trajectory was...a'ight, directing a movie after starting out as a high school drop-out trying to survive.'
Finally, RZA still has plans to remake The Last Dragon. Reginald Hudlin, who recently partnered with RZA to create comic book themed films has been brought on board and Sam Jackson is still set to star as 'Sho-Nuff' aka The Shogun of Harlem.
The Man With The Iron Fists is now due in theaters November 2nd.
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