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Kanye West Is Suing EMI And Roc-A-Fella Records

Another day, another lawsuit. 

Kanye West has reportedly filed a pair of lawsuits Friday (Jan. 25) in a Los Angeles Superior Court against EMI and Roc-A-Fella records. However, the lawsuits are almost entirely redacted so the cause for the suits remains mysterious.

The Hollywood Reporter states of the lawsuits, the one piece of information that wasn't redacted offers a glimpse into why they were filled.

"There now exists a dispute between Plaintiffs and Defendant EMI regarding the parties' rights and obligations to one another under the EMI Contract and Extensions."

West is reportedly seeking declaratory relief and alleging unjust enrichment against EMI and Roc-A-Fella records.

The Chicago born artist may be filing lawsuits, but he also has a lawsuit he's dealing with, to the tune of $624,000. A Japanese fabric company is alleging he stole some of their materials for his Yeezy sneakers, and now they want Yandhi to pay up.

Toki Sen-I Co is suing both Yeezy Apparel LLC. and West.

The Blast reports in 2015, Ye and the company began working together and payments were made on a timely basis. Then in June 2018, West allegedly placed a large order. The company owners wanted a down payment, however, Ye didn't pay up. They didn't think anything of it because of the previous successful relationship.

The site alleges West told Toki Sen he would not be paying, prompting the lawsuit.

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Lil Nas X Comes Alive In The Night Time With New Single "Panini"

Lil Nas X isn't on the old town road anymore.

The breakout artist behind the chart-topping single "Old Town Road" has followed up with "Panini," which feels like a distant cousin to Travis Scott's tasty hits. Produced by Dot da Genius (Kid Cudi, Kanye West) and Take a Daytrip (Sheck Wes, 6ix9ine), the short but enjoyable track is a solid glimpse of his genre-bending abilities.

The 20-year-old shows off his strong ear with "Panini" being an interpolation of Nirvana's 1991 track, "In Bloom." On Thursday (June 20), the artist took to Twitter to praise Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of the late Kurt Cobain for her blessing.

panini interpolates parts of nirvana’s “in bloom”. special thank you to frances bean cobain for this!! 🖤

— nope (@LilNasX) June 20, 2019

Nas X is clearly an artist that isn't bound to any musical genre so, it will be interesting to see which different kinds of paths his EP will take. In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 (still donning his cowboy hat) he expressed his desire to see Drake hop on a remix of the newly released single.

 

"I really want this to happen, I already know it's going to happen [for] Drake to get on the remix of "Panini," he said. When it comes to his upcoming EP 7, the says it's worth something listening very closely to.

"I want you to picture listening to every single thing," he said. "You can't just listen and be on your phone the whole time 'cause you might miss something. It's going to be great, you're going to love it and you're going to relax. Lil Nas X isn't going anywhere anytime soon."

Stream "Panini" here and watch the audio presentation below.

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Get Ready: Drake Confirms He's In 'Album Mode' On Instagram

The victory celebrations for his beloved Toronto Raptors have cooled down, and it looks like Drake is ready to get back to work. The 6 God posted a series of photos on his Instagram page confirming that he’s in the process of working on new material. The photos were shot by photographer Jamil GS.

The pics involve Champagne Papi on the phone in his office in front of a painting of Beyonce, as well as in a window-filled room that prominently displays the CN Tower in Toronto. In other shots, Drake is drinking wine in a pool and swimming while on vacation in Turks and Caicos, as well as postin’ up in the parking lot and golfing.

Drake released two new songs after the Raptors won the 2019 NBA Finals last week against the Golden State Warriors– "Omertà" and "Money in the Grave" featuring Rick Ross. He hinted at dropping new music during his during his Assassination Vacation Tour in April.

“I think what I’m going to do after this, is go home and I’mma make a new album so I can come back to London next year and so we can do this again,” he proclaimed to the crowd.

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Mathew Knowles Talks Colorism's Role In Beyoncé’s Music Career

Mathew Knowles stopped by SiriusXM's "The Clay Cane Show" on Wednesday (June 19) where he discussed race relations in the music industry. During the interview, he specifically spoke about his daughter, Beyoncé, and how she may have benefited from having a lighter complexion.

"In the music industry there’s still segregation," Knowles said. "Programmers, especially at pop radio, [have] this imagery of what beauty looks like. They wanted that imagery to be the same as singing those records."

When asked if his daughter had benefited from not having dark skin, he said she had. "I think it would have affected her success," he added. Knowles then name-dropped former Destiny's Child member, Kelly Rowland, to explain how colorism plays a role in a musician's success.

"I use Kelly Rowland as an example. She’s a great example," he explained.  But you know, the great thing is Kelly did exceptional outside of America, especially in Australia. Kelly sold over four million records. She just got off script."

Listen to Matthew Knowles' comments on "The Clay Cane Show" below.

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