Ol' Dirty Bastard's Estate Threatens To Sue Lil Wayne Over "New Dirty Bastard" Trademark
The Estate has sent Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment a cease and desist letter because the rapper is trying to trademark “New Dirty Bastard,” according to The Blast.
Initially, the Estate’s attorney Taniqua Jones, the rapper’s daughter, told The Blast they were “willing to work together” after learning of the trademark filing. Now, the family no longer wants Lil Wayne to use the moniker, arguing that it violates their trademark and may confuse consumers.
The Blast also reports that the Estate has been working to debut some new projects/products related to the late rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member and feel the filing by Young Money could affect that.
In related news, GZA recently declared that the current crop of rappers isn’t in a golden, silver or even bronze age.
Speaking with the Miami New Times, when asked if rap is in a golden age, the rapper responded: “Nowhere near. It’s not even the silver or the bronze age.”
“Now musically, [hip-hop] will forever continue to change,” he added. “I’m not knocking producers or the artists nowadays. Some of the stuff sounds good and some doesn’t, but it’s just my opinion. But I think, lyrically, there’s been a regression.”
Source: The Blast