News: Scarface Reveals Plan To Take Down Hackers, "It's Stopping Motherf*ckers From Stealing Our Sh*t Online"
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 3:05PM
Rap veteran Scarface has announced plans to help put an end to illegal music downloads by becoming involved in anti-piracy website Music Rights Now.
Face Mob believes Internet hackers are hurting the music industry.
"I want to get everybody involved in this [web link] that I received from Jim Urie, the [President and CEO] of Universal [Music Group]. The site is Music Rights Now. It's stopping muthaf*ckas from stealing our sh*t online," Face revealed in an interview. "If you put a song out that you want to be downloaded, then that's all fine and dandy. But if you put out a song that you need to recoup your money on--it's value in our music, so it should be sold. You can't walk into Wal-Mart and just walk out with a TV-- you can't just download a TV. So don't go and download the Jadakiss album without paying for it. It cost money to make that album, dude. It's the people that work at the pressing plant. Let's call 'em interns or low entry level people that work at these spots that make $20,000-$30,000. They just get a brand new Kanye West album and leak it, people paying money for this. Somebody getting some money on this--believe you me when I say that." (XXL Mag)
Music Rights Now is made up of various individuals aiming to put an end to illegal leaks.
"Music rights now" is a community of individuals who believe music has value and is worthy of protection from online theft. We are songwriters, artists, musicians, recording studio engineers, managers, retailers, record company employees, publishers, performing rights organization employees, music producers, truck drivers, lawyers, stylists, music video directors, laborers, photographers, graphic designers, DJs, radio employees, music fans -- and countless others- who have joined together to fight for the survival of artistry and the music industry. We will voice our concern to Congress, the Administration, state legislatures and city halls seeking meaningful actions to protect music from online theft. We will also raise our voice in the media - as well as with those who are all too ready to sacrifice the value of our property and the work it takes to bring it to music fans around the globe. Jobs, creativity and our culture are at stake. (Music Rights Now)
Recently, Dr. Dre issued a statement when his unfinished "Under Pressure" Jay-Z collaboration leaked.
An unfinished version of "Under Pressure," Dre's collaboration with Jay-Z, made its way online Tuesday, June 16. Dre released a short statement on his official website in response to the song's early appearance. "I want to set the record straight for everybody who's been waiting to hear my music," wrote the super-producer. "The song that's on the Internet is an incomplete song that I'm still working on. When it's ready, you'll be hearing it from me." (Rap-Up)
He later explained the difficulty with today's technology and keeping people from stealing music.
"[The leaked 'Under Pressure' was] absolutely not [real.] I didn't get a chance to finish the record, the vocals are real rough, it's not blended right and there's not even a hook on the song. It's not done, the music's not done, it's just one of those things we have to deal with today in this business because of technology and all of that. It's real easy for somebody to steal your sh*t so what can you do?" (Hard Knock TV)
Check out Dr. Dre speaking on his leaked music below: