9th Wonder Launching Comic

Producer Teaming With David Banner For Project
1:00PM ET December 10th, 2010
Contributor : Chris G.
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9th Wonder Launching Comic

Producer 9th Wonder and rapper David Banner have come up with a unique approach for marketing their forthcoming album, Death of A Pop Star. The duo are launching an anime-styled comic strip to promote the project, featuring 9th Wonder as a tormented, introspective character struggling to find himself and Banner as a man from poverty who finds a higher calling.

“Comics, sneakers, and Hip-Hop have always been close-knit with each other for years and years,” 9th Wonder told AllHipHop. “This comic strip will show you exactly how CLOSE the relationships between those entities are. Death of a Pop Star!”

“The idea with Death of a Pop Star was never for it to be only an album,” Banner added. “The aim of this project was to engage the consumer on many different levels. With the music industry being in the state it’s in, we as artist need to provide as much intriguing content as possible for our fans. This is the second step in exposing the Death of a Pop Star project on many different platforms.”

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Paris Sues NBC

Rapper Alleges Network Stole His Reality Show Idea
6:00PM ET December 10th, 2010
Contributor : Stephen Willis
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Paris Sues NBC

According to a lawsuit filed on December 7th in U.S. District Court of Northern District of Texas, political rapper Paris is accusing the defendants of stealing the concept for “Your School Makeover” and using it in the series “School Pride.”

The rapper’s complaint alleges that he copyrighted the concepts for the show, which was created by a writer named Oscar J. Jackson, who also registered the domain name YourSchoolMakeover.com, in June of 2007. Paris and his company, Guerrilla Funk shopped the show idea to networks, including Fox and NBC.

“In or about early October, 2010, Plaintiff began receiving unsolicited telephone calls of congratulations for finally getting the work produced,” the complaint states. “In response to advertising on defendant’s NBC’s network ‘School Pride.’”.

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