This breaks my heart, so, so much. :(
Wait... The Fat Boys and Eric B & Rakim called you RACIST? WTH!?!?!? Because you gave a man some money to be on your track and he took your money and didn't deliver? What the hell is RACIST about that? Devo Spice is the LAST person I'd call racist! These guys I listened to, bought their records, requested on radio, rocked in the club... REALLY sucks when those guys turn out to be real jerks and play the racist card!! Devo was so racist that he was a huge Fat Boys fan. SLAPPING FOREHEAD REPEATEDLY!
I have no proof, but I suspect that was Uncle Louie posting in those accounts. They all happened within minutes of each other.
IF that were the case, then The Fat Boys and Eric B & Rakim should drop him for slandering you in their names.
Threats are VERY uncalled for and the fact that this is over such a small monetary amount is RIDICULOUS on this guy's part. I wonder how much of his defensive actions are due to embarrassment.
Ah, "slander." Favored cry of the idiot. Remember, the truth is an absolute defense to slander.
Which, on the other hand, what he did might qualify as libel. (Since it's written.)
Actually, it's a gray area when talking about the Internet. It's not a piece of journalism, it's a public forum. It *could* be slander since the forum is more akin to public speech.
According to the attorney I consulted for an almost identical situation, what was posted was libelous and I had a case if I wanted it. It's possible Devo has one too, if Uncle Meat doesn't pull his finger out of his ass. Unbelievable - what happened to professionalism??
What the five flaming hells.
I hope you are able to get closure on this soon with either the money or the song verse.
Maybe this will somehow get new people to go to the FuMP site.
Have you filed with Paypal to get the money back?
Also, yeah...overall just shitty stuff.
No. Paypal only gives you 90 days to do that. I paid him over 2 years ago.
Although actually I should contact them. Because I have a judgement they may do something more.
Dude, you have the agreement in writing. Regardless of it being all digital, it's still a contract. The judge agreed, too.
I have no idea why race got brought into this: The only black and white in this case has to do with the color of the text on the screen and the printouts.
It's a shame that this person is pulling this bull... stunt in the names of his clients. I know if it were me, I'd find a new manager/promoter.
It's no mystery, really: whoever called Tom racist did so because they had no legitimate argument against him whatsoever, but still wanted to appear morally superior. They noticed Tom was white, and bob's your uncle. It's an insult not only to Tom, but to every victim of actual racism ever.
I'm sorry one of your favorite rappers and/or their representation betrayed you so deeply, Tom. You COULD probably sue them for libel or slander too, but I totally understand if you just want to resolve the issue ASAP.
This is someone who simply doesn't care about music, or about about how he conducts business. Have you heard from anyone else who took this deal from him, and got cheated?
No, but it's interesting you should say that. When Mark said he was going into the studio last August he tweeted that he was going in to record 4 projects. I assumed one of them was mine. That means there are at least 3 other people out there somewhere who in theory got verses from him. I'd love to know if they actually got theirs or not.
How disappointing. I liked them.