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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by king kong, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. king kong

    king kong Banned

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003 Messages: 2,292 Likes Received: 0
    MURDER INC., the record label home to JA RULE, is to be renamed to 'THE INC.' in an attempt to shake off negative images.

    Also famous for representing artists such as Ashanti and Charli Baltimore, label head Irv 'Gotti' Lorenzo is also to drop the 'Gotti' part of his name.

    "I am changing the name so people can just try and focus on our music and not our name," Lorenzo said. "I've been making hits now for close to ten years in this game. All everyone seems to want to focus on is the word 'murder'."

    The label have had problems in the past promoting collective records by his artists who were dubbed 'The Murderers' as some video channels and record stores were initially hesitant on displaying the name.

    As previously reported on NME.COM, federal prosecutors are currently investigating Gotti for money laundering and fraud charges involving Murder Inc. as well as his connections with convicted drug dealer Kenneth 'Supreme' McGriff.

    Lorenzo denies the charges, saying that McGriff is a friend who he tried to help turn his life around.

    He told allhiphop.com: "Hopefully people will focus on me and my artist's talents, which is making great records and entertaining fans."

    Def Jam's founder, Russell Simmons, said: "I feel it's a good idea. They have always made music that focuses on love, so it makes sense to get rid of the word 'Murder', it's just too negative."
  2. 455

    455 Guest

    Fuck the name change....I'd rather they shut down completely.
  3. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Your absolutley shit music?
  4. Coffie Crave

    Coffie Crave Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2003 Messages: 1,124 Likes Received: 0
  5. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    Ashanti is a bitch dude. Talk about fame going to your head. I watched the Punk'd with her last night and I wanted to sock that bitch in the face.

    Fuck yes I watch punk'd, fuck you.
  6. sneak

    sneak Guest

    im asking myself "do i care?"
    and my brain is saying "no, bollocks to Murda inc"
  7. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
  8. WebsterUno

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  9. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    irv gotti did make one cool track

    ol' dirty bastard-big baby jesus

    actually he just used a dope sample
  10. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    its funny though...cause they are basically saying, yeah, we are a bunch of wanna be studio gangsters and were scared now cause we threatened a lot of people so we are going to change our names and stop pretending we are gangster.