GZA's Record Label Sues U-God's Promotion Team Over Leaked Song

The teams behind two Wu-Tang Clansmen are involved in a $75,000 lawsuit over the U-God song "Heads Up," which Babygrande Records says belongs on GZA's "Dark Matter Album."

Babygrande Records, who has released GZA's 2008 album Pro Tools and is slated to release his upcoming album, Dark Matter, has sued Domingo Neris, U-God's promoters Frank 151 Media Group and Malbon Brothers Farms, who were involved with his recent Keynote Speaker release. The teams behind the two founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan are in dispute over the song and subsequent video "Heads Up," a track Babygrande alleges, belonged on Dark Matter, not Keynote Speaker.

The New York Daily News reports that Babygrande is seeking $75,000 from U-God's team. “When [the GZA] was making the recording [for U-God], it was not clear to them that he was doing it for commercial purposes," said an unnamed source claiming to be close to the label.

Frank 151, in conjunction with Babygrande, released U-God's previous album, 2009's Dopium. This year's Keynote Speaker, however, released on RZA's Soul Temple Records.

“GZA has been extremely selective with respect to the vocal features he contributes,” court documents read, noting that the label has lost business because it can’t take advantage of “the paucity of recent GZA musical material (with the unfortunate exception of the single and video).”

Neris denies he and his company DNES Marketing were involved with “Heads Up.” “We had no idea this was happening. My company had nothing to do with the release,” Neris said in the report.

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39 Comments

  • Gu 07

    Listen to GZA Labels song and just stop to do it and stop talkin shit.

  • johnsonarlt

    like Randy implied I am in shock that some one can profit $6768 in one month on the computer. go to the website jazz77com

  • Melchisedek

    Remember back when RZA dropped 8 DIAGRAMS,he was trying to graduate the WU into a new era of what I call "grownman rap", or, "Jay Z-ISM" or, "how to rap after 40 and win-ism"...but they didnt like the mature styled beats provided, so the members didnt support that album...it was DOPE..as they age and grow, so do the die hard fans like myself. RZA was trying to get brothas out of lower-level rap shit and into the ELOHIM of the business...the natural grownman progression of the game called, MOVIES. All this pettiness could've been left to the less than legends.

  • chico

    mofos sayin soul temple is a scam is idiots.who the fuck goes to a labels website to purchase albums, never heard of best buy?

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC

      LOL, A LOT OF MOTHER FUCKERS BUY FROM THE LABELS DIRECTLY FUCK A BIG BOX STORE Soul Temple offers bundles with items not available at best buy. and i dont even think best buy sells vinyl. i bought from scam temple to get the brown cassette tape, a poster, t-shirt, comic book etc and like 5 vinyls

  • jimjim

    u gods going to be broke as shit

  • jah

    babygrande is tha biggest snake label in tha underground

  • Anonymous

    GZA alcoholic dogshit and Babygrande are 1000% scumbags

  • Anonymous

    u mean scam temple

  • Anonymous

    soul temple reppin it!

  • OnkelMichael

    FUCK YA ALL WU NINJAS...ODB DEAD seen Poppa and Divine cry...plus the subject Genius spits is nowhere near the cosmos...

  • egeg

    I didnt wanna believe it but the Wu has drifted apart. RZA out there doing movies, Meth doing shows all over the world with Red, GZA giving speeches at uni's, Ghost/Rae still making music, U God/Masta Killa staying irrelevant and Inspectah Deck doing his thing with underground rappers. IK this isnt exactly U God vs GZA but still, they should be able to put a stop to this shit

  • Pat

    wtf they have done verses together for 20 years, no suing is needed

    • Anonymous

      It's not GZA vs U-God, GZA's label is suing U-God's promotion team. I'm pretty sure they don't have a problem with each other.

  • Anonymous

    Soul TempIe is a scam.

  • Anonymous

    SouI Temple is a scam.

  • Anonymous

    SouI TempIe is a scam.

  • Anonymous

    Soul Temple is a scam.

  • Carole P. Stewart

    like Randy responded I am taken by surprise that anyone can earn $9948 in four weeks on the internet. did you see this web page... www.Cafe44.com seen some ppl with rabbit mask on ,their kinda crazy they start playing in your back yard.waveing at you as u look out the windows.sometimes they do crazy shit to u .

  • Anonymous

    Too much bickering. That shit needs to stop.

  • Lex

    We will never hear new Wu album. There's too much shit goin' on between members. Now that's a damn shame.

  • Anonymous

    does it matter GZA is a genius one song doesnt define him nor will it decide whether this album is fire or not

  • Anonymous

    guess there wont be a new wu album

  • Anonymous

    This will be settled out of court. Checkout thegrandreport, they got some good hip hop videos on there

    • FUCK YOUR SITE NIGGA

      FUCK YOUR WACKASS SITE NIGGA NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT IT. YOUR PROBABLY GONNA BE TO PUSSY TO RESPOND TO THIS BUT YOUR SITE CAN DIE IN A HOLE ALONG WITH YOU FOR ALL I CARE PUNK

  • smh

    Just sounds like poor communication between all parties involved.

  • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC

    FUCK SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC THEY ARE CROOKS STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN 273 PEOPLE HAVE ALL JOINED THE FACEBOOK GROUP AFTER BEING CHEATED OUT OF THEIR MONEY FOR TRYING TO SUPPORT REAL HIP-HOP ARTISTS AND THEIR NEW RELEASES! FUCK RZA FUCK BOB PERRY FUCK GHOSTFACE FUCK ADRIAN YOUNGE FUCK APPOLO BROWN FUCK U-GOD FUCK TONY TOUCH

    • Ja Rule Army [SOULTEMPLENINJA KILLA]

      Play in traffic :)

    • Anonymous

      soul temple is dope man. stop hatin #SOULTEMPLENINJA

    • Anonymous

      im just trying to get the word out so no one else gets ripped off 275 have liked the facebook page so im clearly not the only one who got ripped off and paypal will not help after 45 days. soul temple deliberately sent out emails around the deadline saying everything had been shipped when it wasnt just so it would be harder to get our money back

    • QUIT BITCHING

      Why are you always bitching about soul temple records? If they did in fact "rob you" like you always claim to why bitch about it in the comment section. Why not take that shit to court or something nobody cares here. I dont give a fuck anyway i'm buying all albums that come out from this label that are wu related even if i have to go out and get them from best buy or order them from a trusted source like amazon. Your dumbass needs to get pay pal as well so you can get your money back if a purchase goes wrong.

    • Anonymous

      they did finally send me my brown tape, with a free man with the iron fists OST. but I never got 12 reasons to die. they ignore all customer support inquiries

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC

      THEY WERE MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE I FUCK THEM BOYCOTT SCAM TEMPLE MUSIC!!

    • Anonymous

      this has nothing to do with soul temple

  • Jon doe you hoe

    It's really sad that the wu as a group can perform together no problem but all the bussiness between all these brothers never seems to work out .. fucked up part is the two guys that are really involved ugod and gza both were aware of the song these guys tour together how could they not solve this before any paper work was involved..

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