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[WATCH] DMX Delivers the Morning Prayer at Kanye West’s ‘Sunday Service’

DMX has emerged from behind bars and been all over the country making his presence felt once again in the game. After performing at SXSW, Dark Man X zipped to Kanye West’s Sunday Service and dropped a strong prayer.

The moment with God was shared by Kim Kardashian who recorded X and the surrounding choir in all black as he kicked off the session with the morning prayer.

If you want to catch DMX in a city near you, he will be celebrating the 20th-anniversary tour for his It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot classic.

Check out the prayer below, say Amen and handle your business this week.

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DMX Steals Kanye West’s Spotlight W/ Emotional-Driven Sunday Service Prayer: “I Am God’s Favorite Child!”

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New York rapper DMX officially stole the show at this past weekend’s Sunday Service. The former Ruff Ryders leader pulled through for Kanye West‘s weekly event and delivered a must-see sermon.

New footage has emerged of X channeling his inner spirit during a prayer with Yeezy by his side.

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Over the past few hours, clips from the service have gone viral.

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DMX Channels His G.O.O.D. Side W/ Kanye West: “Sunday Service”

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New York rapper DMX‘s mighty comeback to the spotlight just intensified by a gazillion. The former Def Jam icon has caught social media’s attention this weekend after linking up with rap heavyweight Kanye West.

X went to Instagram Sunday to share a couple dope hip-hop moments including a pic of himself at Kanye’s weekly Sunday Service event.

Recently, X clocked in some one-on-one time with fellow Big Apple native Dave East.

A few hours prior, X went to IG with a priceless shot alongside producer Swizz Beatz.

A few weeks ago, Swizz Beatz shared pics of X looking primed for a major rap game comeback.

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Black Thought Spits Rap About 2020 Presidential Candidates on ‘Fallon’

For the past ten years, The Roots have furnished The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the official house band, giving the pretense an organic hip-hop flavor. In a recent episode, the Philadelphia collective’s lead MC Black Thought broke into a rap session about the multiple amount of candidates for the 2020 United States presidential election.

Fallon, in his usual humorous habitat, mentioned the recent news of former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke’s addition to the 2020 presidential election pointing out the fact it is difficult to keep up with the number to candidates in the race. Black Thought immediately chimed in and suggested the use of hip-hop’s rap element can help followers of the election keep up with the scroll of growing candidates. “It’s not that hard. Especially if you write a helpful rap about it,” the “Twofifteen” rapper said before bursting into a freestyle:

“We’ve got Warren in the race, and she’s ready to rock/ We’ve got Julian and Harris pulling up on the block/ Cory Booker and Delaney have the bald game locked/ And Bernie’s back again, he’s looking like he got shot/ We’ve got Williamson and Klobuchar and Gabbard and Yang/ Pete and Hickenlooper have the funniest names…”

Making mentions of Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, John Delaney, Bernie Sanders, Marianne Williamson, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg and John Hickenlooper, Thought continued the rap as the class act band tuned up and concluded the spit by mentioning Kanye West in lieu of his self proclaimed run at the 2015 VMA’s. “And then Beto’s there, and Biden gives a massage/ It’s only 2019, and it’s anyone guess/ Oh, and we’re still waiting to hear from Mr. Kanye West,” he raps.

Black Thought’s helpful rap just might help hip-hop heads stay on top of the 2020 presidential election in a rather cool way. A cool that hip-hop has historically managed to set the precedent for worldwide. Check out Black Thought’s election rap on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, below.

 

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EMI Countersues Kanye West, Says Contract Is Legal In NY

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Kanye West may have to rethink his strategy. EMI has sued the rapper in response to the lawsuit he brought against the record label over concerns it doesn’t allow him to take a break from recording.

Basically, EMI is saying Yeezy got paid, he re-upped the contract numerous times and the whole “servitude” thing doesn’t fly in NY.

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EMI is now suing Kanye in federal court over his publishing deal. According to the suit, Ye signed the contract in 2003, and received “tens of millions of dollars” from EMI as a result. The label says some of that money was paid to him after he signed 7 different modifications and/or extensions to the deal.

The twist here is that EMI says the contracts are clear that NY laws govern the deal. That’s important because as we reported … West sued EMI in California, claiming the contract amounts to “servitude” because it’s a personal services contract lasting more than 7 years.

He’s right … in Cali, it would be. But, EMI points out in its lawsuit, NY State is a different story … there’s no such 7-year rule there. Plus, EMI is shooting down Kanye’s claim the deal is a personal services contract.

EMI wants the court to declare the contracts are valid, and Kanye’s gotta stick to it. The label also wants the court to block Kanye’s lawsuit.

Yeezy’s lawyer game better be proper, because EMI clearly ain’t playing.

Next time, you gotta choose to read that contract, very carefully.

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EMI Countersues Kanye West, Says Contract Is Legal In NY

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Kanye West may have to rethink his strategy. EMI has sued the rapper in response to the lawsuit he brought against the record label over concerns it doesn’t allow him to take a break from recording.

Basically, EMI is saying Yeezy got paid, he re-upped the contract numerous times and the whole “servitude” thing doesn’t fly in NY.

Reports TMZ:

EMI is now suing Kanye in federal court over his publishing deal. According to the suit, Ye signed the contract in 2003, and received “tens of millions of dollars” from EMI as a result. The label says some of that money was paid to him after he signed 7 different modifications and/or extensions to the deal.

The twist here is that EMI says the contracts are clear that NY laws govern the deal. That’s important because as we reported … West sued EMI in California, claiming the contract amounts to “servitude” because it’s a personal services contract lasting more than 7 years.

He’s right … in Cali, it would be. But, EMI points out in its lawsuit, NY State is a different story … there’s no such 7-year rule there. Plus, EMI is shooting down Kanye’s claim the deal is a personal services contract.

EMI wants the court to declare the contracts are valid, and Kanye’s gotta stick to it. The label also wants the court to block Kanye’s lawsuit.

Yeezy’s lawyer game better be proper, because EMI clearly ain’t playing.

Next time, you gotta choose to read that contract, very carefully.

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Look: Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul Shares Throwback Kanye West Bahamas Pic

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Three 6 Mafia‘s DJ Paul pulled through for Throwback Thursday in a big way. The hip-hop veteran hit up Instagram this week with a must-see vintage pic of Three 6 hanging out with rap heavyweight Kanye West.

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EMI Fires Back At Kanye West’s Slavery Claims W/ Big Apple Twist

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Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is getting some pressure thrown back his way. Music publisher EMI has responded to Yeezy’s claims of being forced to work and never retire based on their contract.

According to reports, EMI has taken legal action against Ye and stood behind its contact.

EMI is now suing Kanye in federal court over his publishing deal. According to the suit, Ye signed the contract in 2003, and received “tens of millions of dollars” from EMI as a result. The label says some of that money was paid to him after he signed 7 different modifications and/or extensions to the deal. The twist here is that EMI says the contracts are clear that NY laws govern the deal. That’s important because as we reported … West sued EMI in California, claiming the contract amounts to “servitude” because it’s a personal services contract lasting more than 7 years. (TMZ)

According to reports, EMI’s contract forbids him from not working.

“You (Mr. West) hereby represent and warrant that to [EMI] that You will, throughout the Term as extended by this Modification, remain actively involved in writing, recording and producing Compositions and Major Label Albums, as Your principle occupation. At no time during the Term will you seek to retire as a songwriter, recording artist or producer or take any extended hiatus during which you are not actively pursuing Your musical career in the same basic manner as You have pursued such career to date. (The preceding representation shall not be deemed to prevent You from taking a vacation of limited duration.)” (The Hollywood Reporter)

West has argued in court about having worked his contract off from EMI dating all the way back to 2003.

However, West’s contract with EMI (which is now owned by Sony/ATV Music Publishing) has been renewed several times, as noted in the lawsuit. His bid to be released from his publishing and recording deals revolves around a California law that limits personal-service contracts to no more than seven years. West claims that he’s been “laboring” for EMI since he first signed with the publisher in 2003. (Variety)

Reports claim multiple musicians have found themselves in similar situations but managed to settle contract disputes out of court.

West’s argument relies on a clause in California’s labor code that limits contracts for personal services to seven years at most. As Complex has pointed out, Courtney Love, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Rita Ora have all cited the law as grounds for terminating deals; all three acts ultimately settled their own lawsuits out of court. West, for his part, seeks ownership over any songs he wrote since 2010—a list that would include his albums from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy onward. (SPIN)

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Kanye West’s Hosts Sunday Service At adidas Headquarters [Video]

Portland got a taste of Kanye West’s ongoing jam session series. Yeezy recently took it to his sneaker partner corporate offices as a private treat to the employees.

The self-proclaimed free thinker hosted his Sunday Service a couple of days early at the adidas headquarters. Accompanied by a live band and gospel choir West performed a bevy of his hits. Also in the building was soul singer Charlie Wilson who lent his iconic vocals on “Bound 2”.

In some instances he changed the lyrics to his songs. On “Jesus Walks” he and team made it more three stripe inclusive for the crowd in attendance with “next time I’m at Adidas everybody screaming out” as a build to the chorus.

Yeezy originally rolled out the Sunday Service traveling show to commemorate the 15th anniversary of his debut album College Dropout. Clips from that live set took fans back to the Yeezy we all knew and loved. You can view more from his production at the adidas headquarters below.

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Pick That Cotton, ‘Ye: EMI Contract Says Kanye West Can’t Retire

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Kanye West turned heads last year with a coontastic comment that slavery “sounds like a choice” which didn’t gain him much in the way of support. Now, the Chicago superstar is fighting for his freedom from a binding contract with EMI that states he’s not allowed to retire from making music.


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The insensitive comment immediately provoked controversy, but what was left unsaid by West was his own lack of freedom. If West wished to alternatively make the case he is a slave — as he is essentially now doing in court — all he had to do was point to a provision of his music publishing contract with EMI that literally forbids him from not working. Here’s what the contract states:

“You (Mr. West) hereby represent and warrant that to [EMI] that You will, throughout the Term as extended by this Modification, remain actively involved in writing, recording and producing Compositions and Major Label Albums, as Your principle occupation. At no time during the Term will you seek to retire as a songwriter, recording artist or producer or take any extended hiatus during which you are not actively pursuing Your musical career in the same basic manner as You have pursued such career to date. (The preceding representation shall not be deemed to prevent You from taking a vacation of limited duration.)”

This portion of West’s music publishing contract came up in the lawsuit he lodged in Los Angeles Superior Court in late January. When West initially filed, the complaint was almost entirely redacted, but thanks to EMI’s first move in the dispute (more on that in a moment), there’s now a full copy available for all to see. (Read in full here.) And West’s inability to retire will likely be a factor as this dispute moves forward because one of the judge’s first tasks in the case will be determining whether this is a controversy about West’s employment or rather about West’s intellectual property.

In short order, West, who has been signed with EMI since 2003, feels that the contract is one-sided in favor of EMI.

Citing the so-called “seven-year rule” that other artists in the past have used in the state of California, West asserts that EMI has more than doubled the time by making contract extensions thus violating the state law.

Read the lawsuit in full here.

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