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Ol' Dirty Bastard's Widow Files Lawsuit Against Wu-Tang Clan Over Unpaid Royalties

In another case of music industry relationships gone wrong, Ol’Dirty Bastard’s (ODB) widow is suing Wu-Tang Clan over unpaid royalties. According to Complex, Icelene Jones, who is the administrator of ODB’s estate, has officially filed a lawsuit against the legendary Hip-Hop group. She claims that as a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, her late husband is owed at least $1 million in royalties. The lawsuit has been filed in the New York Supreme Court and references a recording contract from 1992 that reveals that founding members ODB, Ghostface Killah, GZA, and Raekwon were to receive equal amounts of 50 percent of royalties from the group’s catalog.

Feb 10, 2022

RZA Files $2M Lawsuit Against Companies Attempting To Sell Counterfeit Wu-Tang Clan Merchandise

In this case, imitation is not flattery! According to REVOLT, one of the members of the iconic Hip-Hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, is not pleased with recent attempts to sell counterfeit merchandise promoting the group. RZA, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, claims that an e-commerce business that could potentially be operating from China, is behind the sales of products embedded with the Wu-Tang Clan logo. Additionally, he alleges that other companies are using the group’s trademarks to reel in fans looking for authentic memorabilia.

Jan 28, 2022

RZA Partners With The Calm App For 'King Of The Sleeping City' With Narration By LeBron James

Wu-Tang Clan legend RZA is the latest to partner with Calm for a project. In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, the god revealed how his partnership with the mindfulness meditation app was part and parcel of his larger world view. “I say meditation is better than medication,” he said to the outlet while explaining that he also practices veganism and meditation as part of a holistic approach to health. “A lot of equations I had to figure out in life came to me through long walks. There was a point when people thought I was bugged out…Right before Wu-Tang had really gathered, I’d walk [on] Staten Island. I’d walk through all the neighborhoods and people would look at me and think I was talking to myself and shit. But I was contemplating. I was calculating.” The “King of the Sleeping City” — narrated by LeBron James — is actually the second project that RZA released in the so-called “mindfulness space.” The first, an EP called “Guided Explorations,” was released in partnership...

RZA, Violife Award $100K To Five Black-Owned Restaurants To Make Plant-Based Eating More Accessible

Living a plant-based lifestyle is becoming more popular and Violife’s new program — backed by Wu Tang’s RZA — is set to help the growing community. While the plant-based market grows, Black-owned restaurants have hit losses during the pandemic. According to a press release, Violife launched its annual Plant Grants program to “help these restaurants give everyone – vegans, flexitarians, and the plant curious alike – an easy and inspired way to eat more plant-based food every day.” The vegan cheese brand selected five recipients to receive funding of $20,000 each. “With the 2021 Plant Grants program, we’re tackling plant-based food inequity head on by empowering Black-owned restaurants to offer more plant-based dishes to their communities – dishes that will delight customers and keep them coming back for more,” Lisa Akey , Head of Away from Home Marketing for Violife said in a statement. As a vegan himself, RZA aligned with Violife’s mission toward more plant-based food accessibility...

Sep 17, 2021