News: Ghostface Tells Universal Music Protect Ya Neck, Demands Unpaid Royalties
Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 11:09PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah is all about his paper these days as reports claim he filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group this week for violating a contractual agreement.
According to reports, Ghost claims UMG owes him unpaid royalties.
On Wednesday, Killah (real name: Dennis Coles) filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for allegedly violating a contract. The rapper claims that UMG only holds a 25% stake in Wu Tang Clan songs, not a 50% copyright interest as has been asserted. Killah is suing to recover royalties being held by the music giant. (Billboard Biz)
Along with Universal, Tony Starks is also currently dealing with a separate legal matter.
Ghost's legal moves come just a month after the rapper himself was sued by Jaques Urbont, composer of the theme song of the 1966 TV cartoon "Iron Man," as previously reported here at BET.com. The Shaolin rapper sampled the song liberally throughout his 2000 classic Supreme Clientele. Last week, Ghost's legal team filed papers moving the court to dismiss Urbont's suit, citing the statute of limitations, as the album was released 11 years ago. (BET)
Outside of legal cases, the Wu are reportedly looking for New York interns around the Big Apple.
Every now and then a gem will land on Craigslist. This time it's courtesy of Wu-Tang Clan. According to their Craigslist post, their management is in need of an intern at their Staten Island offices. An ideal applicant is someone with excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, well organized, and has extensive experience running social networking sites. Think you fit the build? If accepted, you can expect to take upon the responsibilities of working with their video production department, radio station, and maintaining their social network, Wu-World.com. (Complex)
Ghost recently discussed plans to put out a few new albums in the coming months.
"Right now I'm doing this Wu-Block project," Ghost told DJ Semtex in an interview. "[It's] me and D-Block. Me, Raekwon, [Cappadona] with Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P. We going to put that together. February, we'll be on the streets. We're gonna start releasing some songs. Probably in May, a Wu-Tang album should be on the streets in May and then in August, I'ma do Blue & Cream: The Wally Era. That's the follow-up to Supreme Clientele." (DJ Semtex)
Check out some recent Ghostface Killah footage below: