JellyRoll Responds To Waffle House Cease & Desist, New Mixtape Artwork & Title

Exclusive Update: Nashville, Tennessee rapper/producer JellyRoll has been smothered, covered and topped with legal notices by Waffle House.

Last month, Nashville, Tennessee-based emcee/producer JellyRoll recently released his latest mixtape, Whiskey, Weed & Waffle House. The Lil Wyte affiliate used the logo of the popular fast-food franchise of the same name on his cover art, inserts and marketing for the project, which is currently available for stream and download at LiveMixtapes.com, presented by Dirty Glove Bastard. JellyRoll also manufactured physical copies of the CD.

HipHopDX exclusively learned this week that the Gwinnett County, Georgia-based Waffle House and their legal representation of the Kilpatrick Townend firm have taken umbrage with JellyRoll and his mis-use of their brand. The rapper was cease-and-desisted this week from using the Waffle House trademark on his mixtape.

JellyRoll supplied HipHopDX with some of the documents, which were in part, shown on Instagram:

The last time Waffle House sued somebody in the Hip Hop community, it was rapper-turned-rocker Kid Rock. The onetime Jive Records emcee was forced to pay $40,000 in 2010 for allegedly starting a 2007 brawl in one of W.H.'s Atlanta, Georgia restaurants.

Last month, Tobacco giant Philip Morris C&D'd Stones Throw Records for replicating their Marlboro cigarette packaging.

(April 4)

UPDATE: Following the cease-and-desist from Waffle House, JellyRoll has re-released his mixtape. Now called, Whiskey, Weed & Women, the artwork (pictured) no longer features the logo or trademark of the popular diner. The new work also features several additional tracks.

Additionally, JellyRoll released the following statement, noting his surprise and disappointment in Waffle House's legal action:

"When I first got the Cease and Desist letter I thought somebody was pulling my chain. I thought, 'Surely I'm not known enough for Waffle House to give a shit about me using their name.' I forwarded the email over to my attorney, and he told he told me it was the real deal! I was like, 'Hell no!!! I know Waffle House ain't acting like this, after all the all star breakfast meals that I've devoured over the years!' 

I just honestly can't believe that such a corporate giant would be bothered by me, in essence, promoting them. Let's be real here, the Waffle House after 8:00pm looks like a bottom-of-the-barrel BYOB bar.

Obviously the only response I can have toward Waffle House is comply. Still kinda pisses me off though... the mixtape was free... no harm was done. For Waffle House to be upset and say it was 'Defamation of Character' is like... are you fucking serious? This is the mecca of toothless waitresses and tattooed cooks. I've never walked in a Waffle House sober in my life, and I doubt you can find many people who have.

Now my job is to re-release Whiskey Weed & 'Women' with a few new tricks and some funny skits!!! And of course my album the Big Sal Story is in stores now via Select-O-Hits. We are about to shoot the video for 'What They Waiting On,' and I am also touring right now throughout the South. Thanks to everyone who is supporting me through this madness!"

RELATED: Phillip Morris Tobacco Cease & Desists Stones Throw For Jonwayne Packaging

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27 Comments

  • Anonymous

    corporate america sucks ass

  • Anonymous

    And that's how you get promotion, kids!

  • rulator4eva

    only nigga allowed to use that waffle house swag should be Ja Rule.

  • Anonymous

    For Waffle House to be upset and say it was 'Defamation of Character' is like... are you fucking serious? This is the mecca of toothless waitresses and tattooed cooks. I've never walked in a Waffle House sober in my life, and I doubt you can find many people who have. ^^^LOL, only reason I ever went to a waffle house because its the only thing open around here at 3 in the morning when your heading home after a night of drinking...... Everything he said about them is true

  • NIGGA

    TIME FOR THE FEMINISTS TO COME OUT!!!

  • Jason Stone

    Hey, at least the guy had a nice taste in choosing the title. It is funny and catchy. Next time, however, I suggest he uses something even more whiskey-related, such as "whiskey still", for instance ;)

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  • Anonymous

    is this the same dude who used to fuck wit Snoop, Kurupt, Xzibit and all the DPGs back in the early 00's?

  • Anonymous

    I heard Jellyroll was raped at the wafflehouse restroom.. they hold him down bent over and assfucked him .. theres was like five niggas that went to town

    • Anon

      don't forget dentaldickboy and yessir who were both raped in a waffle house bathroom...while the whole ymcmb affiliate taped it with phone cameras.

  • IROC

    Jellyroll will have to change that, they will get some increase in bizness just off jelly doing that, make a deal next time its about money out here

  • nickrazor2000

    Big ups to my boy Jelly on this one! Hey man, You remember what Stak said, any publicity is good publicity. Oh, and DX, Jellyroll is just a rapper, not a producer. trust me, I used to record with him

  • JellyBowl

    If I was JellyRoll I would send them a hand written letter back that said "Can I Live".

  • One

    Y'all can't lie,though. That's one good ass combination. I'm pretty sure if he changed the way how "Waffle house" looks on the cover, he would be okay.

  • Benzino

    "Last month, Tobacco giant Philip Morris C&D'd Stones Throw Records for replicating their Marlboro cigarette packaging." Where is the Editor.

  • LEVITIKUZ

    I prefer iHop. Chicken n Waffles in the morning. Good shit.

  • lars ulrich

    Lol Jelly's fat ass should do some homework on copyright infringement. He do look like all does is drink,smoke n eat waffle house.

  • Burmy

    I'd just say "No...I'm not making a penny off this, so if you take me to court, you'll lose."

    • Anonymous

      This is a misconception the public has about mixtapes. Just because he's not selling this doesnt mean he wont make a profit off of it. He'll most likely perform the songs live which will result in him making money. This is the same principle that got Mac Miller sued.

  • Tiffany

    Waffle House food ain't even good. Oh guys should checkout www.thegrandreport.com too, they usually have some good reads as well

  • Killem Dafoe

    Waffle House has terrible food anyway. Fuck 'em! But you rappers should know better about using Intellectual Properties. And you used their logo, too. Not too smart, Jellyroll.

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