Universal, Not Nas Put A Stop To Remy Ma’s “Shether” Diss Track

It was rumored that Nas had Remy Ma’s “Shether” diss track pulled off of the internet. We now have learned that it was not Nas, it was Universal that had an issue with it. Nas was completely fine with the whole thing.

Universal Admits To Whitewashing Trailers For ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Universal has admitted to making two separate move trailers for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ to better suit different races. White people saw one trailer and black people saw another. For the white audience, Universal didn’t mention N.W.A. They focused their attention on on the rise of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. The marketing chief for Universal, marketing chief Doug Neil and Jim Underwood, who is the head of Facebook’s entertainment spoke on their partnership while at SxSW.

Ice Cube Tapped To Be Scrooge In Christmas Movie ‘Humbug’

Who would have thought 25 years ago that that crazy motherf*%#er named Ice Cube would be starring in family-friendly Christmas movies one day? Deadline reports that the legendary rapper has teamed up once again with his Ride Along director, Tim Story, and will star as Ebenezer Scrooge in a modern remake of the classic holiday film, A Christmas Carol. Will O’Shea Jackson Jr. play Tiny Tim? Ha! (All jokes aside though – I’d so be there for that. Hey, O’Bae!) Cube will also produce the movie alongside Jeff Kwatinetz for his Cube Vision imprint. We can expect Humbug in theaters during the holiday season of 2017.

Universal Denies Rumors Of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel

We recently reported that a sequel to ‘Straight Outta Compton’ could be coming soon that would focus on Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and Tupac. Although this follow up film could be dope, we can’t get our hopes up just yet because Universal Pictures just shut down the rumors. Read more below.

What’s Next For The Music Biz?! Universal Music Group Dismantles Distribution Company

Universal Music Group officially dropped the name Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), and updated its U.S. structure. In a digital market, where applications like Spotify, Tidal, and iTunes have limited the number of hard copies purchased by consumers; it looks like Universal Music Group will be placing more interest in marketing and e-commerce operations.

(Photos) Universal Music Group Coughs Up 11.5M to Artists for Digital Royalties

The era of the online purchase, digital download, and streaming service definitely threw the music business for a loop and looks like there’s still hiccups in the system. Now Universal Music Group Coughs Up 11.5M to Artists for Digital Royalties Dispute and will forever change the royalty structure for artists from now on. How the money’s getting split and who else was behind the lawsuit besides Hip Hop’s own Chuck D is one thing, but exactly what changes???

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