07 Jun

Lost Ones – 1.6 Million of them: Lauryn Hill Charged With Failure to File Taxes

Lauryn HillNEWARK, N.J. — Five-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file income tax returns for several years with the IRS, the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Jersey announced Thursday.

Hill earned more than $1.6 million during 2005, 2006 and 2007, the three years that she allegedly failed to file returns, federal prosecutors said. Hill’s primary source of income is royalties from the recording and film industries, prosecutors said. She also owns and operates four corporations: Creations Music, Inc., Boogie Tours, Inc., L.H. Productions 2001, Inc. and Studio 22, Inc., according to court papers. (more…)

23 Feb

Grammy’s and hip hop hypocrisy?

Grammys are ‘a series of hypocrisies and contradictions’: Hip hop mogul Steve Stoute
Hip hop mogul and advertising exec Steve Stoute has slammed the Grammy awards with a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times in which he states the ceremony is a “series of hypocrisies and contradictions.”

The founder of the Translation advertising company, who is famous for being Nas’ on-off manager since 1995, wrote in a column for The Huffington Post that he used the ad as “an open letter” to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), which is behind the Grammys, and to Neil Portnow, the president of NARAS. (more…)

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