Lamar, a former business partner of Dre and Iovine, sued the two in 2016 for failing to pay him royalties for designing three versions of the Beats headphones. The Beats co-founders responded to the $100 million lawsuit by claiming they only owed royalties on one model, not three.
In the suit, Lamar alleged he connected Dre and Iovine with designer Robert Brunner to design and create the idea of celebrity-endorsed headphones. He also claimed to be responsible for the branding, technology and manufacturing of the headphones.
A jury sided with Lamar, finding that Dre and Iovine owed him royalties for his work. The Aftermath Records co-founders will have to pay Lamar a sum of $25,247,350.
Dj Statik Selektah, Record Producer, Radio Personality shade 45, Founder of Showoff records continues to make classic hip hop albums year after year collaborating with some of Hip Hop’s best Mc’s in the game. When you combine great lyricist with great production its a recipe for masterpieces. Statik’s discography is the blueprint to hip hop music. Statik was recently quoted saying this after hearing Funk flex drops bombs & premier his new single on NYC’S Hot 97 radio show.
20 years ago I heard Funk Flex live on Hot 97 and decided that’s what I wanted to do with my life. Dj Funk Flex from Hot 97 played my new single“Beautiful Life” featuring Joey Bada$$ and Action Bronson for 15 minutes straight the other day and said this about me “if Dr Dre & Dj Premier had a brother it would be Dj Statik Selektah“. Truly blessed and humbled. It’s a “Beautiful Life”. Indeed.
Catch DJ Statik Selektah every Thursday Night on Eminem’s Shade 45 Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Station as well as FM stations across the globe.www.showoffhiphop.com
Check out the official tracklist and listen to “Beautiful Life” featuring Joey Bada$$ and Action Bronson below.
Lucky 7 Tracklisting
1. Intro ft. Hannibal Buress
2. Another Level ft. Rapsody
3. Beautiful Life ft. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$
4. Hood Boogers ft Your Old Droog & Chauncy Sherod
5. The Locker Room ft. Dave East
6. In The Wind ft. Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T. & Chauncy Sherod
7. Crystal Clear ft. Royce Da 5’9”
8. How You Feel ft. Mick Jenkins
9. Murder Game ft. Smif N Wessun, Young M.A & Buckshot
10. Gentlemen ft. Illa Ghee, Sean Price & Fame of M.O.P.
11. Bodega! Ft. Bodega Bamz
12. The Trophy Room ft. Skyzoo, Ea$y Money, Domo Genesis & Masspike Miles
13. Sucker Free ft. JFK
14. Wall Flowers ft Your Old Droog, Termanology, & Lord Sear
15. Top Tier ft. Sean Price, Bun B, & Styles P
16. Silver Lining ft. ASAP Twelvyy, Kirk Knight, & Chauncy Sherod
17. Cold ft. Wais P & Jared Evan
18. All You Need ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, & Elle Varner
19. Scratch Off ft. CJ Fly, Talib Kweli & Cane
20. Alone ft. Joey Bada$$
21. Harley’s Blues
Hip hop producer Statik Selektah has announced the release of his 7th studio album called Lucky 7 which will hit stores July 7th via Duck Down Music.
Following up his last incredible album #what goes around , which was classic Hip hop material , Statik Selektah continues to set the bar high album after album from production to features , his style is unique. Statik is a true school Hip hop DJ from the vinyl era & he is considered 1 of the best Hip hop producers in the game today.
Support real hip hop Artist & Producers , if your are a real Hip hop fan you should buy his entire collection , its a blueprint to the game. Go to : www.showoffhiphop.com
You can also tune in every thursday night from 8 to 12mid Sirius Satellite radio shade 45 to hear Statik Selektah’s Show off radio show 1 of the best Hip hop shows on the planet.
will.i.am co-founded Beats Electronics and says he consulted on “navigation & integration to further the product’s cultural adaptation.”
Beats Electronic sold to Apple for 3 billion. will.i.am’s share will benefit his i.am.angel Foundation, which works with underprivileged high school students.
“I used to have 60 kids,” he says. “Now I have 300 kids and there’s a waiting list for people who want to join my program. I was going to raise money to pay for the 300 kids. Now I can pay for them myself.”
Statik pulls together a bunch of exclusives for his new compilation with AWOL. The first taste with 1982 and Josh Xantus “Dear Money” was a good indicator of the dopeness on this one.
Track list :
Budgie f. Action Bronson & A$ton Mathews “With My Soul”
Curt@!n$ f. ScHoolboy Q “Ruthle$$”
Sean C & LV f. Raekwon “Break Fruit”
Retchy P f. Ab Soul “Short”
Three “Dear Dre”
1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) “Dear Money”
Pro Era “Sol Luna”
Joey Bada$$ “Two Lips”
The LOX “Boom Bap”
Sean C & LV f. Busta Rhymes “ Bus Stop
JFK & Wais P “Ride Like this”
Ea$Y Money f. Ransom “Masterpiece Theatre”
Michael Chrismas Exclusive
Vic Mensa “Orange SodA”
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib “Shame”
Faze f. Ea$y Money “The Glory”
The LoX “New York City”
Jay Electronica f. Jay-Z “We Made It”
Big K.R.I.T, f. ASAP Ferg “ Lac Lac”