Before Lil Wayne made headlines signing Drake to Young Money, it was talent scout James “Jas” Prince Jr. who first saw the potential in the Toronto MC. And now the young Houston executive wants what he claims is his just due. The New York Daily News reported that Jas Prince, son of Rap-a-Lot CEO J. Prince, has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court against Drake’s management team for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. In total, there are 10 claims against Drizzy’s manager Cortez Bryant, Gerald “Gee” Roberson, Derrick Lawrence and the firm Aspire Music Group LLC.
It’s well-known that it was Prince who first introduced Drake to the team over at Young Money after hearing his music on MySpace. “One day while leavin the [mall], I just threw [Drake's] CD in and let it play,” Prince told music-industry veteran Al Lindstrom in an April interview.
“[Lil Wayne] was like, ‘Wait … (more…)
JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who suggested his comments were racist and out of touch with the realities of the Middle East. Romney’s campaign later said his remarks were mis-characterized. “As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” the Republican presidential candidate told about 40 wealthy donors who ate breakfast at the luxurious King David Hotel.
Romney said some economic histories have theorized that “culture makes all the difference.”
“And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things,” Romney said, citing an innovative business climate, the Jewish history of thriving in difficult circumstances and the “hand of providence.” He said similar disparity exists between neighboring countries, like Mexico and the United States.
Palestinian reaction was swift and pointed. (more…)