Following some technical issues Creative Weekly returns this week with stories from Roc-A-Fella and Damon Dash, Nipsey Hussle and Drake.
Roc-A-Fella Sues Damon Dash For Trying To Auction Off Reasonable Doubt As An NFT
Roc-A-Fella is suing one of its founding founders – Damon Dash for allegedly trying to sell off Jay-Z’s debut album.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Dash tried to sell Reasonable Doubt as an NFT (Known as non-fungible-token) to the highest bidder at a since-canceled auction. Roc-A-Fella says they own the rights to the album, and Dame has no legal grounds to sell it.
In the suit filed by powerhouse attorney Alex Spiro, RAF claims Damon is “frantically scouting for another venue to make the sale.”
The company is worried DD will find a different platform to hold the auction and they want a court to step in and stop Damon from going through with the auction. RAF also want Dash to turn over any NFTs of “Reasonable Doubt” he may have already minted.
Nipsey Hussle To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Nipsey Hussle will be posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The late rapper is among the Class of 2022 Walk of Fame recipients. The list of musicians also includes DJ Khaled, Ashanti, Black Eyed Peas, Avril Lavigne, and George Clinton, while Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, and Tessa Thompson are among the motion picture recipients.
Nipsey, who was killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in 2019, becomes the latest rap icon to be immortalized with a star. Other rappers on the Walk of Fame include Diddy, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Pharrell, and Queen Latifah.
Tyler, The Creator Announces New Album “Call Me If You Get Lost”
Tyler, The Creator will be dropping his new album Call Me If You Get Lost on June 25. Tyler revealed the album’s cover art and title on social media.
The title features a travel ID card with his photo, date of birth, and his alias “Tyler Baudelaire.” Another illustrated photo shows Tyler holding suitcases while in a seaside location.
“Call Me If You Get Lost” marks the follow-up to 2019’s critically-acclaimed IGOR, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and won Best Rap Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Earlier in the week, Tyler released the first song and Wolf Haley-directed video for “LUMBERJACK.”
Drake Says Certified Lover Boy Will Arrive Before End Of Summer
Drake says fans can expect his new album by summer’s end. In a livestreamed interview during battle rap event NOME XI last Saturday, the Toronto rapper shared that CLB will arrive by the end of summer.
“It’s at the end of the summer,” said the interviewer, referring to the Summer Madness 11 battle between Murda Mook and Reed Dollaz. Drake replied, “Yeah, I’ll be there. My album will be out by then.”
The album was initially penned to arrive back in January, but was delayed due to his knee injury.
“I’m just grateful to be back on my feet. I went through a little bit of a tough stretch with an injury and I’m back in tip-top form,” he said on OVO Sound Radio. “CLB is currently being cheffed in every way possible…I’m back in the studio with 40 tough. I’m just really excited about the music that we’re making and I feel like I’ve locked into a zone where I’m really trying to execute on a project that’s fulfilling for my soul.”