Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ante Up Vince McMahon



Cena Rumbles with Rappers Over Theme Music
Posted Oct 28th 2008 2:45PM by TMZ Staff
The guys of '90s hard-core rap group M.O.P. say John Cena and the WWE jacked one of their songs for John's entrance music and they're alleging some pretty slippery moves in the process.

Jamal Grinnage and Eric Murray -- that's Lil' Fame and Billy Danze -- want to put the kill switch on Cena's song, "The Time Is Now," saying it borrows heavily from their hit "Ante Up." In a federal lawsuit, they claim WWE's lawyers actually found some person to sign off on the license who was only a receptionist and didn't have authority to do so.

The biggest point of actual musical contention is one non-English line -- "BRRR Abado" -- that appears in the original song once, and in JC's song three times.

The suit asks for destruction of Cena's song and $150K from the defendants. No word from Cena or WWE yet.


The biggest point of actual musical contention is one non-English line -- "BRRR Abado" -- that appears in the original song once, and in JC's song three times.


LOL this is pretty great.

So I did this song like 5 years ago and unfortunately I don't own any publishing on it! I could have done something real ignorant with that publishing yaper. I did turn in the samples that I used on the song including the MOP part. I was hoping at least they would get paid off it. 150 racks seems kinda low though. That shit is on commercials, video games and dvd's. Not to mention all the times it has played while Cena enters the ring. I guess this doesn't really suprise me considering WWF cleared the wrong sample for one of the beats I did on the album. Last I heard that record had sold 370K, maybe it will go gold one day. Another plaque that I will never get for my wall.


PS. You can now just go to www.whitevanmusic.com and reach this page. No need for all that blogspot crap.

3 comments:

Lar said...

lol @ ronnie garvin, nice labels

JP said...

why does it say on wikipedia the producer for Ante Up was produced by DR PERIOD. or does that what owning ur publishing means?

Eric said...

on some other ish . . . when id the freeway/ali video actually coming out?

--Eric