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Creative Weekly: Logic, Lauryn Hill, J. Cole & Tyga


Creative Weekly: Logic, Lauryn Hill, J. Cole & Tyga


This week’s C/W news: Logic Reveals New Album Release Date, Lauryn Hill Claps Back At Robert Glasper For Saying She Stole Music For Miseducation, J. Cole Announces Dreamville Festival And Tyga Sues Cash Money & Young Money For $10 Million.

Logic Announces ‘Young Sinatra IV’ Album.

The Maryland rapper during a recent two minute freestyle over Method Man’s classic “Bring The Pain” instrumental revealed that his fourth studio album will arrive later this month. 
So far the album has produced two singles including “The Return” and “One Day” featuring One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.
“Young Sinatra IV” will serve as a follow-up to 2017’s Everybody LP, and his second project in 2018 following March’s release of  Bobby Tarantino II, which debuted at No. 1 on the billboard 200.
“Young Sinatra IV, the album, September 28,” he says on the outro. “Bringing that boom bap back for the Rattpack.”

Lauryn Hill Responds To Accusations Of Stealing Songs For “Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill”

Laurym Hill finally addresses allegations that she stole the songs for her 1998 solo debut The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill.
Jazz musician and former member of Hill’s band, Robert Glasper during a recent interview On Houston’s The Madd Hatta Morning Show on 97.9 The Box accused the ex-Fugees rapper/singer of song theft. 
“Respect, I respect. You can’t come into a situation especially when you’ve already stolen all of my friends’ music,” said Robert. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill [her 1998 solo debut album] was made by great musicians and producers that I know, personally. So you got a big hand off of music that you didn’t even write. You feel me though?.”
On Tuesday, Aug. 28, Ms Hill via a lengthy post on her Medium page responded to Robert’s allegations saying she’s the architect of her “creative expression” and no decisions are made without her consent.
“You may be able to make suggestions, but you can’t write FOR me. I am the architect of my creative expression,” Hill wrote. “No decisions are made without me. I hire master builders and masterful artisans and technicians who play beautifully, lend their technical expertise, and who translate the language that I provide into beautifully realized music.”
“The Miseducation was the first time I worked with musicians outside of the Fugees who’s report and working relationship was clear. In an effort to create the same level of comfort, I may not have established the necessary boundaries and may have been more inviting than I should have been,” she continued. “In hindsight, I would have handled it differently for the removal of any confusion. And I have handled it differently since, I’m clear and I make clear before someone walks in the door what I am and am not looking for. I may have been inclusive, but these are my songs.”
Glasper, who worked with Ms. Hill briefly in 2008 also accused her of threatening to cut the band’s pay in half. “Every day she comes in and changes the show, changes what she wants to do,” Glasper said. “The last rehearsal, she doesn’t show up. Her manager comes in and says, ‘Lauryn’s not really feeling the way you guys have been learning the music, so we’re gonna cut your pay in half.’”

In response Hill said, “I Don’t have the details or recollection of cutting the band’s pay in half. If fees had been negotiated and confirmed without my knowledge, I may have asked for them to be adjusted. But I would never just cut a musician’s pay arbitrarily unless I had a legitimate reason. There are artists who do cut pay though, James Brown was notorious for docking musicians if they did something he didn’t like, I’m sure there are others.”
I chose to wait until after the anniversary to post this. Thank you everyone for the Love! I’d like to clear a few things up.

Full statement available here: https://t.co/kbtvoOWD2R

— Ms. Lauryn Hill (@MsLaurynHill) August 28, 2018

She also touched on the misconceptions of her feelings towards white people.
“And just to clear up an old urban legend that somehow people still believe, I do not hate white people. I do, however, despise a system of entitlement and oppression set up to exploit people who are different. I do loathe the promotion and preservation of said system at the expense of other people, and the racist and entitled attitudes it gives rise to. The lengthy history of unfairness and brutality towards people of color, especially Black people, has not been fully acknowledged or corrected. The expectation is for us to live with abuse, distortion, and deliberate policies, meant to outright control and contain us — like we’re not aware of our basic right to freedom. I resist and reject THESE ideas completely.”
She ended the lengthy statement by thanking everyone who was part of the creative process of Miseducation. The classic solo debut made history as the first hip-hop album to win Album of the Year at the 1999 Grammy Awards.
“The album inspired many people, from all walks of life, because of its radical(intense) will to live and to express Love,” she wrote. “I appreciate everyone who was a part of it, in any and every capacity. It wouldn’t have existed the way that it did without the involvement, skill, hard work, and talents of the artists/musicians and technicians who were a part of it, but it still required my vision, my passion, my faith, my will, my soul, my heart, and my story.”
The producers who worked on Miseducation with Lauryn Hill sued her over writing credits. Their lawsuit was settled in 2001.
You can watch Robert Glasper’s full interview here.

J. Cole Announces Dreamville Festival

Cole’s first-ever Dreamville festival taking place September 15, at Dorothea Dix Park In Raleigh, North Carolina will feature performances from Big Sean, SZA, Young Thug, Nelly, Rapsody Davido, Teyana Taylor and Rich The Kid. Dreamville artist’s Bas, Cozz, Earth Gang, Ari Lennox and J.I.D will also be performing. The full lineup for the one day event was announced Friday (August 31).
Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy and Dreamville’s nonprofit organization founded by Cole in 2011. Tickets are available for purchase here.
1st ever.  Dreamville Festival. 9/15 see you in 2 weeks. https://t.co/MHzmh5BFjm pic.twitter.com/EmOkAInUhm

— J. Cole (@JColeNC) August 31, 2018

Cole is currently on his “KOD Tour” with Young Thug and Jaden Smith.

Tyga Sues Cash Money & Young MoneyMoney For $10 Million.

Tyga went from “never bite the hands that feed me” to “bitch better have my money” real quick. 
The former YMCMB rapper claimed he signed a deal in 2009 to produce two albums for Young Money – “Careless World” and “Hotel California” – but after completing both projects he was never paid what was promised. 
According to law documents, Cash Money and Young Money in 2016 agreed to pay Tyga all the royalties owed to him, but it’s 2018 now and Tyga claims he still hasn’t received a penny. After failing in several attempts to get paid, the Last Kings’ CEO is now suing the label he once pledged loyalty to for $10 million. 
Despite Wayne being included in the suit, Tyga insists he has “nothing personal” against him. “No Lil Wayne slander will be tolerated ever.”
No Lil Wayne slander will be tolerated ever.That man changed my life💯

— T-Raww (@Tyga) August 29, 2018

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