Record Store Day (July 17th)…

If you are in the New York area and wanna get your spin on, head on over to Rock & Soul record shop this Saturday(July 17th) for Record Store Day. I might just drop by myself and rock some of that “Underground” stuff…

Necro’s ‘Dead Body Disposal’ cited in Australian murder case…

Necro’s response:

I made the Australian news again – I seem to be part of the hot new murder story in Australia – let me start off by saying my condolences to the mother of this crime – I did not in anyway personally condone this dude deciding to follow or try to follow my 20 year old piece of classic art – he mentioned me as an excuse to act like he was influenced to kill – the fact is someone owed him money and he wanted to collect – the victim fucked with the wrong killer and paid the price – this shit got nothing to do with me – now the killer wanted to bring up DEAD BODY DISPOSAL – thanks but you did not follow the instructions in the song or you would not have gotten caught – so don’t try to make me look bad like I’m the reason you were mentally fucked up and decided to kill someone that owed you loot – you wanted to be on some gangsta shit and did your crime – take responsibility – if we gonna blame NECRO – we gonna blame OZZY & NWA too? What about every HORROR movie – video game that shoots and kills everything – the list is endless – I understand my song is a classic legendary murder track – but FRIDAY THE 13TH is a classic murder movie 🍿 🎥- yet it’s sells and little kids watch it – don’t blame art for the actions of someone with a brain to make a choice – his parents maybe should be responsible – and not to hurt the mom cuz I feel for her – but the son shouldn’t have gotten involved with killers oweing them money – take responsibility for your kids on both sides – good luck sheltering kids and humans from all violent art –
Funny how I get blamed but all the big corporations get away with selling murder art in the billions.

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On Tracy Chapman’s sampling lawsuit against Nicki Minaj…

Probably the only time you will see a Nicki Minaj post up here. No disrespect…

To understand what’s at stake for hip-hop, Okayplayer spoke with Karl Fowlkes, Esq., a music lawyer and music industry professor at Rowan University, who has gotten samples cleared from artists like Donnell Jones and Roger Trouman.

What are Tracy Chapman’s chances of actually winning this lawsuit, and why?

I don’t think Tracy Chapman’s chances are too good because Nicki Minaj never commercially released the song. This is a weird case because no one is actually fighting the validity of the interpolation. Here, Chapman is challenging whether a song even has to be commercially released by the artist or label to be held liable for infringement involving a sample. That is an extremely dangerous notion. Imagine having to clear a sample before even playing around with it — that just doesn’t make sense. Creativity would be stifled.

How do you envision this lawsuit playing out?

I think that it will ultimately result in Nicki Minaj’s favor. An opposing ruling would severely undercut the essence of creation because of the nature of hip-hop. People send uncleared records to others all the time to get feedback and perspective. If those songs leak, should the artist be held liable? Did the artist really commercially distribute the work? No and no.

Why didn’t Hot 97 or Funkmaster Flex get hit with the lawsuit?

I would think that they are just as at fault as Nicki. But Nicki Minaj is probably the easier target and they probably think that Nicki told the station to play it. Hot 97, in my opinion, should be targeted in this case.

What do you think is the reason that artists don’t like to clear samples for?

I still don’t think that hip-hop has enough respect. Some people cut against the genre when it comes to sampling requests, and also just want to leave their work alone. The reality in this situation is that Tracy Chapman could have sat tight and made thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands more dollars by accepting the sample clearance.