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H.E.R. Officially Files Lawsuit To Be Released From Her Label Of 11 Years, Citing A Labor Code Violation As The Reason

H.E.R. is officially taking legal action against her record label after being connected to the company for more than 11 years. The musician first signed at the tender age of 14, and she is now pushing to be released, citing a labor code violation as the reason. Born Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, H.E.R. filed a lawsuit against MBK Entertainment in a Los Angeles County Superior Court last Thursday (June 16) and accused the label of violating the California Labor Code § 2855. According to the LA Times, the policy limits personal service contracts to no more than seven years.

Jun 22, 2022

Cordae Releases His Affordable Debut NFT Collection On OneOf To Not 'Bleed Out The Community'

Cordae is an artist who has been viewed by music listeners as ahead of his time. To place his futuristic persona on display aside from his music, the DMV rapper just made his entrance into the digital world. Hypebeast reports that Cordae dropped his debut non-fungible token (NFT) collection, “IDENTITY,” on NFT marketplace OneOf. The collection is a collaboration between him and artist Shaylin Wallace, and its pre-sale sold out in less than a minute ahead of its main sale, which began on Feb. 22, according to the outlet. IDENTITY: @cordae x @surrealistshay is LIVE! 💥 Head to NOW to grab your NFTs. This is gonna sell out fast. Let's Goooooo!!! 🚀🚀🚀 #BeOneOf #Tezos — OneOf (@OneOfNFT) February 22, 2022 The inspiration for Cordae’s new series stems from his nature of staying ahead of the curve by learning today’s innovations whenever embarking on new endeavors. “I always like to just put my head into it and do research to learn more...

Feb 23, 2022

Rihanna Joins Jay-Z and H.E.R. in Latest Investment Round of Black-Owned Food Startup Partake

Partake Foods — the allergy-friendly food company — has announced a $4.8 million Series A round of financing to focus on expansion plans with business mogul Rihanna as the latest celebrity to join the brand’s investment group. Other existing and new investors in the company include Jay-Z’s Marcy Venture Partners, singer H.E.R., FF2032, CircleUp Growth Partners, Kevin Johnson’s Black Capital, Seattle Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner, Black Star Fund, and Once Upon a Farm CEO John Foraker. According to a press release, the Series A financing round builds upon an exceptional year for Partake, whose products can now be found in over 2,700 retail stores — including Target, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts and The Fresh Market. The brand’s Q1 end goal is to double its number of retail relocations landing in 5,500 doors. “With this group of strategic partners and added financing, Partake continues our mission of making super delicious and safe food that those with and without dietary restrictions can...

Jan 8, 2021

H.E.R Joins Jay-Z as Investor in Black-Owned Vegan Cookie Company, Partake Foods

Last year Partake Foods, a Black-owned vegan cookie company, landed rap legend and business mogul, Jay-Z, as a prime investor . This year Partake has secured yet another star investor, singer H.E.R. According to Black Enterprise , the popular songstress invested an undisclosed amount in the gluten-free company’s new funding round. “We are so excited to welcome our new investors,” said Denise Woodard, Partake’s CEO and founder, in a statement according to Black Enterprise. “As a fan of H.E.R’s music, I also admire how she supports Black-owned businesses and uses her platform to fight for an end to systemic racism. We look forward to having her on board.” H.E.R’s investment is backed by her love of the company’s brand values and story. “Not only are the products delicious, but I love the story and inclusive values behind the brand. I am excited to partner with Partake, and help to grow and support their business,” H.E.R. said. Woodard admits that the growth of the Black Lives Matter...

Jun 29, 2020