1. Syl Johnson

    Syl Johnson

    2 Albums, 6 Songs

    • Back for a Taste of Your Love/Diamond in the Rough
    • Complete Mythology
  2. Jay-Z, Kanye West Settle 'Watch The Throne' Sample Lawsuit

    March 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Jay-Z have settled a federal lawsuit from blues and soul musician Syl Johnson over a sample of his song, "Different Strokes," on their joint album Watch the Throne . Last October, Johnson sued the rap superstars, in additi ...

  3. Jay-Z, Kanye West Respond to Syl Johnson's Lawsuit

    December 19, 2011 5:01 PM EST Kanye West and Jay-Z, accused of using an unauthorized sample on the hit collaboration album, "Watch the Throne," responded on Thursday to a lawsuit filed by soul and blues musician Syl Johnson. In October, Johnson sued the superstar hip ...

  4. Syl Johnson On His Two Grammy Noms: 'Should Have Been Three -- Kanye and Jay-Z Sampled Me'

    December 15, 2011 8:56 AM EST Syl Johnson playing at London's Barbican in 2005 (Photo: T abatha Fireman/Redferns ) One would think an underappreciated soul music legend like Syl Johnson would be elated by his two recent Grammy Award nominations for Best Historical Album a ...

  5. Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued Over Uncleared 'Throne' Sample

    October 18, 2011 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Syl Johnson , a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, " ...

  6. Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued By Soul Legend Syl Johnson Over Uncleared Sample (Listen)

    October 18, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, " ...

  7. Kanye West and Jay-Z Sued for Allegedly Sampling Syl Johnson

    October 17, 2011 4:43 PM EDT Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, " ...

  8. Fat Possum Licenses Hi Records Catalog

    February 11, 2009 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Fat Possum Records has licensed the entire Hi Records catalog, including Al Green's 1972 album "Let's Stay Together" and several of his greatest hits compilations, Billboard can reveal. The catalog also features albums by O.V. Wr ...

  9. Dr. John, Ronnie Spector Set For Ponderosa Stomp

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dr. John and Jean Knight have been added to the bill of this year's seventh annual Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference, set for April 29-30 at the House of Blues and the Parish in New Orleans. Dr. John and Jean Knight have been added to the bill o ...

  10. Chapter 2: The Voice

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Syleena Johnson's soulful, full-bodied voice debuted last year by way of her first Jive album, Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness. Syleena Johnson's soulful, full-bodied voice debuted last year by way of her first Jive album, Chapter ...

  11. Syleena Johnson Pens New 'Chapter'

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite critical acclaim and grassroots support for her debut collection, 2001's "Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness," Jive Records singer/songwriter Syleena Johnson admits to being ...

  12. Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a seasoned sound that belies her 24 years, Syleena Johnson comes by her chops naturally: Dad is '70s R&B/blues singer Syl Johnson. With a seasoned sound that belies her 24 years, Syleena Johnson comes by her chops naturally: Dad is � ...