News: Tha Bizness Say "F*ck The Hackers" & Leak Unreleased Drake Music [Audio]
Monday, Jan 18, 2010 12:00PM
Production duo Tha Bizness have responded to hackers who threatened to illegally release their collaboration with Drake by leaking the track, "Love & Guns", themselves.
Speaking through their blog, J-Hen and Dow responded to their T-Pain/Lil Wayne "U Know What It Is" leak by forcing out a new Drake track.
"This Is What Yall Want Well F*k It Will Leak It Ourselves This Time... Drake "Love & Gunz" Produced By Tha Bizness THEY SAID IT WAS GONNA LEAK TOMORROW, WELL F*K THE HACKERS WE WILL LEAK OUR OWN SH*T... AND YES THIS SONG WAS NEVER FINISHED, SO THANK US LATER!!" (Tha Bizness)
Writing through his blog last month, Lupe Fiasco expressed the seriousness behind stolen music.
"The track 'I'm Beaming' that was leaked last night was NOT authorized or intentionally leaked by myself or my company," he wrote Christmas Eve. "Plain and simple its STOLEN property. And this goes for ANY record or track that leaks or is made available for illegal download from this day forward. Actions are being taken and the authorities have been notified. As a personal plea to all my fans PLEASE DO NOT share, stream, or download any unauthorized or stolen Lupe Fiasco music. A lot of time and energy goes into the creation of this music, not to mention large sums of money, money provided by my record company as well as from my own personal finances." (Lupe Fiasco Blog)
Producer Jermain Dupri recently spoke on having his Usher track, "Fooling Around," leaked online earlier this month.
"SOME KINDA WAY MY USHER RECORD "FOOLING AROUND" GOT LEAKED," he wrote Wednesday (January 6). "IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER YOU KNOW I DON'T CONDONE LEAKING RECORDS. SO BASICALLY I BEEN DOWN ABOUT IT ALL NIGHT, BUT I GUESS ONE POSITIVE IS I'VE BEEN RECEIVING MESSAGES LIKE THIS: This record feels great. Hopefully this more what Usher does for his new album. I miss this sound. Now yall jus need to get one with MC and maybe these mothaf*ckas can start sellin some records again! Classic JD/Bcox let's go yall know what this is." (Global 14)
Around 2006, the duo made headlines for signing a production deal with producer Sha Money XL.
"We're going with the team effort because me and J have different relationships with different people over the years and now we just decided it made more sense to join forces and kill the game. We both had bad experiences on our own, so we figured keep it family and cut out the outside bullshit and ever since then we been cracking. We got a lot of shit coming, we hitting all the indie artists and the majors. We're next in the line of great producers. We're coming like the next Neptunes or Cool & Dre." (VIBE)
Check out a snippet of Drake's "Love & Gunz" below: