Hip hop production

  1. Beastie Boys Seek to Dismiss 'Paul's Boutique' Sampling Lawsuit

    November 28, 2012 4:43 PM EST The Beastie Boys have finally responded to a lawsuit that alleges the group illegally sampled material on the 1986 album License to Ill and the 1989 album "Paul's Boutique." TufAmerica, a record label, filed its complaint the day be ...

  2. Nas, Missy Elliott, Wiz Khalifa Headline Rock The Bells; Bone Thugs to Reunite

    May 16, 2012 3:10 PM EDT The annual hip-hop summit Rock The Bells revealed its lineup on Wednesday (May 16), and while Nas, Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa top the 2012 bill, the big news is the promised special performance by Missy Elliott. Elliott, who revealed her battle with ...

  3. Interscope’s Iovine, Dr. Dre Help Unveil New HP Notebook

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Heralding the arrival of "a new benchmark in sound for the PC," Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine -- together with legendary producer Dr. Dre and HP -- unveiled the HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition notebook PC. Launching in ...

  4. Kraftwerk Copyright Case Overturned In Germany

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Germany's highest civil court has dealt electronic band Kraftwerk a blow in ruling that sampling music does not in principle violate copyright. Thursday's decision overturns a Hamburg state court ruling in Kraftwerk's favor that sai ...

  5. Mos Def Hits The Studio With Mr. DJ

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def is hard at work on his upcoming album "The Estatic," but not with Kanye West, as previously reported . The MC is now working closely with Outkast producer Mr. DJ on the project, which is slated for release later this year on Down ...

  6. Xzibit Copyright Suit Dismissed

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Plaintiff ordered to pay legal fees. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An aspiring Philadelphia songwriter faces a stiff penalty for filing a lawsuit in which he claimed that he created the beat for a track on Xzibit's platinum-selling album "Restless ...

  7. New York's Unique Studios Shuts Doors

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unique Recording Studios, a five-room New York studio founded in 1978, closed on May 10. Unique Recording Studios, a five-room New York studio founded in 1978, closed on May 10. Owners Bobby and Joanne Nathan cite multiple reasons for the facility ...