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Guest post by Mark Edward Blankenship Jr.

In creating the album “Hip-Hop Is Dead”, Nasir Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, postulated that hip-hop artists can help rebuild America by having more control in their music in response to a dying culture and a decline in innovation and political outreach. Yet, in […]

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Jay-Z Fights One-Syllable Infringement Lawsuit

On September 23, 2014 By

A single syllable could hold major implications for the future of music sampling.

The disputed syllable, “oh,” is the subject of a recent lawsuit filed against rapper Jay-Z, Atlantic Records, and Roc-a-fella. The suit alleges that Jay-Z took the micro-sample from bluesman Eddie Bo’s “Hook & Sling Part I” for use […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On October 26, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Musicians use Freedom of Information Act to find out how the government is using their music.

The continued battle over net neutrality.

New music service being launched by Google, iLike and Lala partnership.

Big Brother winner Adam Jasinski uses prize money […]

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Parents have criticized their children’s musical preferences for decades, if not longer. The Beatles were accused of corrupting the youth, while many parents deemed the swiveling hips of Elvis “obscene.”  Even jazz music encountered moral critics during its early years. While many of these bands and genres were later […]

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