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Judge Rules In Favor Of Rick Ross In Lawsuit

Some of you may already know this, but in case you missed it here’s a recap. Rick Ross (William Leonard Roberts) has been in a legal battle with a real drug kingpin, known as “Freeway” Rick Ross. Freeway Rick Ross claims that Mr Roberts stole his name and persona to gain notoriety as a rapper. […]

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Kanye West Sued Over Sample Used In “Bound 2”

According to New York Daily News, Kanye West is being sued over a sample used in his track “Bound 2,” taken from this year’s critically acclaimed release Yeezus, which dropped this past June. West’s song features a sample from the song “Bound,” a track which was recorded in 1971 by The Ponderosa Twins Plus One. […]

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Pandora Internet Radio Will Have To Pay BMI A Higher Rate For Music

Bad news for avid users of Pandora. According to a decision filed on December 19, the corporation will have to pay more for the music from BMI that it makes available for streaming via its internet radio service. The decision follows a several-month-long court case with BMI in which Pandora sought access to the company’s […]

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Black Flag To Release New Album On November 5

Earlier in the day, Black Flag announced that their forthcoming album, titled What The…, will be released on November 5. This will be the group’s seventh full-length album to date, and their first effort since officially reforming earlier in the year. In recent months, the outfit made headlines across the interwebs thanks to a lawsuit brought […]

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Hear Tony Brummel Threaten ADTR On Original Edit Of “The Document Speaks For Itself”

C’mon, Tony. You’re making this way too easy on the rest of us. Anyone connected with the emo/alt scene over the last decade needs no introduction to Tony Brummel, owner of Victory Records. His label is responsible for ushering in some of the biggest trends in the scene, but it’s equally, if not more known […]

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PupFresh Retracts Ronnie Radke Accusations

Before we dig into this story, I feel the last few days have seen a lot of things being said about bloggers without giving us a chance to defend ourselves. UTG has never and will never cover Ronnie Radke simply because we think hating him is somehow “cool.” We write about Ronnie Radke because people […]

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Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronic Is Bringing Suit Against Yamaha For Infringing Headphone Design

AllHipHop.com reports that Dr. Dre is suing electronics company Yamaha for alleged infringement on the producer’s now-iconic Beats By Dre headphones. Legal representatives of the rapper-cum-businessman are seeking at least $75,000 in damages for Trade Dress Infringement, Unfair Competition and Patent Infringement. The lawsuit argues that Yamaha’s PRO line of headphones heavily borrows design elements […]

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Future Releases “Karate Chop” Remix; Faces Second Paternity Suit of 2013

Everyone faces ups and downs in life, but for Future they seem to be happening at the same time. Future kicked off this weekend with the release of his new remix for “Karate Chop.” The original did almost nothing for us, but the addition of Young Money CEO Lil Wayne to the redux adds just […]

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Lil Wayne Facing Lawsuit Over Skateboard Beat Down

LA Weekly is reporting that Lil Wayne is back in the tabloids and facing charges for his alleged assault of Los Angeles promoter Alfred Marino. Marino explains that he was just trying to get a picture of the rapper in May (2012) when one of his crew became irate and struck him in the head […]

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Middle School Student Sues Chief Keef For Child Support

A female student in Illinois is suing Chicago-based rapper Chief Keef, real name Keith Cozart, over allegations the seventeen-year-old fathered a child with her two years ago and has yet to pay child support. The girl, who is currently attending middle school in the Chicago area, claims Keef is the father of her two-year-old son, […]

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EDITORIAL: The Curious Case Of Rick Ross Vs. Rick Ross

Identity is everything in music, and that goes double for urban artists. The way fans envision your day-to-day life directly correlates with whether or not they will believe the lines you deliver in songs, and some times that need to look “real” leads artists to lie through their teeth. Those needing proof of this need […]

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EDITORIAL: What The Hell Is Going On With Katt Williams?

I have spent the past week attempting to begin the following article, but the subject at hand hasn’t slowed down long enough for me to gather all the facts. It’s almost funny how in a time when everyone is more obsessed with celebrity than ever that the following story hasn’t been hitting headlines with the […]