Akon Sued for $4 Million by Former Business Partner

Akon’s former business partner is suing the singer for refusing to pay him $4 million. Music executive Devyne Stephens, who helped launch Akon’s career, claims he is still owed $750,000 and at least $3 million in royalties, according to an amended complaint filed in the 2021 Manhattan Supreme Court. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display( “gpt-adslot-4” ); }); […]

JAY-Z Wants to Pass a Law to Limit the Use of Rap Lyrics in Criminal Cases

JAY-Z is calling on New York lawmakers to pass legislation that would restrict when rap lyrics can be used as evidence during criminal cases. In a letter, obtained by Billboard, the Roc Nation mogul urges lawmakers to support Senate Bill S7527, known as “Rap Music on Trial,” which would limit the admissibility of someone’s music […]

Silk Sonic Hitting Las Vegas for a Residency Beginning in February

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak will begin their 13-show residency as Silk Sonic in Las Vegas on February 25 at Dolby Live to promote their recently released An Evening With Silk Sonic. The residency will be the duo’s first performance since collaborating on their high-energy, ’70s soul-inspired album, which was met with both critical acclaim […]