Ghostface Killah Sues Universal

August 11, 2011 6 comments

Get your hands out my pockets!

Last month, we reported that TV composer Jack Urbont was suing Ghostface Killah because Ghost’s 2000 album Supreme Clientele allegedly unlawfully sampled “The Iron Man Theme”, which Urbont wrote for the 1960s TV show “The Marvel Super-Heroes”. At the same time as Ghost fends off that lawsuit, he’s filing one of his own. Billboard reports that Ghost is suing the Universal Music Group for unpaid royalties.

Pretty Toney is suing Universal Music Group for unpaid royalties. In the lawsuit filed yesterday, Ghost alleges that UMG only owns 25% of publishing for Wu-Tang Clan songs and not the 50% they claim to own. Ghostface of course also sued Wu-Tang Productions & the RZA in 2005, claiming he was being shorted a couple stacks (this is legal jargon).

Not only this, but Ghostface is being sued by TV composer Jack Urbont for sampling his “Iron Man Theme” on 2000’s Supreme Clientele LP. On Friday, Ghost’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the Urbont suit, claiming the statue of limitations had run out as Supreme Clientele dropped 11 years ago (where were you, Jack Urbont???).

Trust that Pretty Tone is gonna get his.