1501 Certified Entertainment CEO Carl Crawford has decided to turn over a new leaf regarding his relationship with Megan Thee Stallion.
Feb 27, 2023
It’s still a winning season for Megan Thee Stallion.
Dec 29, 2022
The rise of uncredentialed blogs has increased the rate of how quickly misinformation is spreading to millions across the Internet.
Dec 23, 2022
In 2021, Drake dropped “Certified Lover Boy” to kick off the fall season. In 2022, he dropped a collaborative album with 21 Savage that has music fans talking about various things associated with the album. Aubrey Graham has once again stirred up tons of conversation about his art, career, and personal life — from iconic new lines that will undoubtedly turn into Instagram captions to mentioning other celebrities and those associated with them. And one of the associated people at the center of the discussions about Drake’s new album is Megan Thee Stallion.
Nov 4, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion isn’t backing down in her fight against 1501 Certified Entertainment. Earlier this month, AfroTech previously reported on the timeline of the rapper’s battle with her label, which dates back to 2020. There seems to be light coming at the end of the tunnel with her latest album “Traumazine” being that she and her lawyers claim that her contract should finally be fulfilled. “Y’all know I always have problems with dropping my music under this label, all these games and having to go to court just to put out my art has been so stressful,” she tweeted ahead of the music release.“ “Thank you hotties for rocking with me through the bullsh-t WE ALMOST OUT. LETS STAY FOCUSED AND RUN THIS LAST ONE UP.” But, according to a recent report, Megan Thee Stallion isn’t taking her boxing gloves off just yet.
Aug 23, 2022
Artists experiencing delays in their music projects dropping is a tale as old as time. Back in 2013, Buzzfeed reported on the unfortunate reality of artists not being able to release their music including reasons like artists being mismanaged, the label focusing on competition, stalling on getting their music ready for radio, and more. But as a The Guardian report simply put it, “But to writers and artists, your songs are your babies. It’s only fair that you get them back if they’re not being looked after.” The industry continues to evolve with the times, yet still musicians — especially Black women artists — are subjected to constant pushback from their labels. Oftentimes, they are left with limited options on how to resolve the issue such as trying to part ways amicably. Another way to musical freedom that can be quite a hassle is acquiring their master recordings. As previously reported by AfroTech, the likes of Anita Baker, Rihanna, Ciara, and more used their voices to earn back...
Aug 15, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean are the latest rappers being sued for copyright infringement for their single “Go Crazy” released in 2020. After dropping new music, sometimes artists find their celebrations cut short due to an unforeseen lawsuit — and these two are no exception. According to court documents provided to Complex, Duawn Payne (Go Hard Major) and Harrell James (H-Matic) filed the copyright infringement lawsuit against the Hip-Hop artists due to claims that their single was “strikingly similar” to their song “Krazy,” which was released in 2012. Before the lawsuit, Payne and James issued a cease and desist to Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean in March for their alleged “willful and reckless disregard” of their copyrights, HipHopDx reports.
Jul 27, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion continues to show the world the importance of authentic relationships. The Houston native broke down how her love for one snack led to the deal she inked with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management services. During her appearance at the annual Cannes Lions Festival on Thursday (June 23), the “Hot Girl Summer” emcee shared how her love for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos was the connecting link to the Hip-Hop billionaire. Complex reports that Megan was originally scheduled to meet with imprint executives but was totally shocked when Jay-Z and her favorite snack joined the meeting.
Jun 24, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion proves she can’t be placed in a box. From her lyrical prowess to earning an undergraduate degree while actively touring across the country, the Houston Hottie is always leveling up. With her next move, she’s keeping that same energy. The “Plan B” rapper has reportedly filed a trademark related to upcoming music, future performances, and clothing.
Jun 9, 2022
Gone are the days where are artists were solely focused on album sales. In fact, most people would be hard-pressed to find albums and CDs in stores available for physical enjoyment. Because no one really owns CDs anymore, listeners mostly rely on streaming services to enjoy their music. And with a focus on how streaming numbers affect popularity and accolades, artists are more particular about how the streaming data is counted. Recently, Cardi B was accused of boosting her streaming numbers ahead of the release of her sophomore album.
Jun 7, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion’s educational pursuits are inspiring others to follow suit. As AfroTech previously reported, Megan Thee Stallion received her bachelor’s degree in health administration from Texas Southern University (TSU) back in December 2021. With all eyes on the rapper, it comes as no surprise that her presence at TSU has created a buzz that is already benefitting the city of Houston.
May 4, 2022
It’s one thing to break into the beauty industry, but another thing to come in and shift it. Founder and CEO Monique Rodriguez has built an empire within the space through Mielle Organics, an organic and natural haircare line created to produce healthier results for your hair. She is rightfully a pioneer in the haircare game, taking her line of products from being sold from her garage to barely staying on the shelves in giant retailers including Target, Walmart, CVS, and more. “My kids have been able to witness their mother, a Black woman, have a dream and go from their kitchen to big-box retailers, something that has changed my family’s life and for me that’s fulfilling,” said Rodriguez in an interview with AfroTech. To date, Mielle Organics is worth more than $100 million, drawing in a hefty $14 million in 2021, despite being in the midst of a pandemic. The company continues to soar to new heights with new products that keep the same energy that the company had when it was first...
Mar 23, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion and Carl Crawford are serving us a learning lesson right before our eyes. Crawford, who recently filed a countersuit against the “Tina Snow” rapper, has taken umbrage with his artist’s filing of a lawsuit against his label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, and has slapped her with a countersuit. At the crux of Crawford’s countersuit, though, lies a contractual matter, which ultimately comprises one question: Did Megan Thee Stallion fulfill her contractual obligations to 1501 Certified Entertainment when she dropped her last two albums? If you believe Carl Crawford, she did not. Per TMZ, Crawford is claiming that “Something for the Hotties” doesn’t qualify as an album — but Megan’s lawyer suggests otherwise. “This is yet another absurd attempt by 1501 to disregard Megan’s album and squeeze more money and more free work out of her for as long as possible,” said Brad Hancock, the lawyer for Megan Thee Stallion. “We will ask the court to protect Megan from this type of...
Mar 22, 2022
Another day, another rap artist taps into Bitcoin. On March 11, rap artist Lil Durk dropped his “7220” album which featured 17 tracks and features from heavy hitters including Gunna, Future, and Summer Walker. To coincide with the drop, Durk announced on Twitter he was giving away $7,220 in bitcoin. “7220 the album at midnight. Drop your #cashapp and #lildurk and imma give away $7,220 in #Bitcoin,” Durk wrote on the app. 7220 the album at midnight. Drop your #cashapp and #lildurk and imma give away $7,220 in #Bitcoin 🥶💰 — THE VOICE (@lildurk) March 10, 2022
Mar 11, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion has proven time and time again that her mind is one to be inspired by. Her creativity spawned the partnership between her and virtual reality (VR) company AmazeVR in August 2021 to take her “wild ideas and make them into a virtual reality,” as previously reported by AfroTech. Now, in less than a year, the superstar is ready to take the center stage in front of her Hotties — in the metaverse, that is. Billboard reports that Megan and AmazeVR announced their first-ever virtual reality concert tour, Enter Thee Hottieverse. The debut music experience is coming right in time for Hot Girl Summer as it’s set to run from April to July across 10 U.S. cities. https://www.instagram.com/p/CaWG0ClIkQy/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link “Virtual reality has always been an interest of mine, and I’m glad that we’ll be able to make history with this experience,” Megan said in a statement, according to Billboard. “My hotties will get to watch me perform in a completely different and...
Mar 1, 2022