Rap Producers Say They’re Owed Royalties

     ATLANTA (CN) – Two producers for Block Entertainment say the company stiffed them on royalties and rights to a series of hit songs they produced for rappers Yung Joc, Boyzndahood and Gorilla Zoe. Producers Dana Ramey and Lester Purnell sued Block Entertainment in Fulton County Superior Court.

     Ramey and Purnell say Blocked breached a contract that promised them rights and royalties from recordings. They say Block used the contract to enter into an agreement with EMI April Music and transferred their ownership interest in the recordings to EMI.
     Ramey and Purnell say their signatures were forged on the agreement with EMI. And they claim that agreement bound them to EMI for “a period of time,” hindering their ability to work as music producers.
     The producers are represented by J. Craig Murphy with Kimmey & Associates.

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