Last Lap: Could Jermaine Dupri Lose Rights To So So Def’s Music?

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Jermaine Dupri

Kanye West unveils what finally could be his album’s actual artwork, Willow Smith is back on that music hustle, and As I Lay Dying‘s Tim Lambesis posts a hefty bail amount.

  • It looks like hip hop producer Jermaine Dupri is in a financial bind. While getting a bank loan in 2010, Dupri had to use the rights to his record label’s hits as collateral. He’s failed to pay back the full amount of the loan and the fate of So So Def’s catalog is in limbo. [TMZ]
  • So while papa Will and big bro Jaden do their thing on the big screen, Willow Smith is back in the studio. She’s half of the duo Melodic Chaotic, in which she’s teamed up with DJ Fabrega. Check out their new track below and read more about what they have in store. [Global Grind]
  • In yet another turn in the ongoing Yeezus saga, Kanye West has unveiled an image of his new no frills album art. [Beats Per Minute]
  • Accused of plotting to have his estranged wife murdered, Christian rock star Tim Lambesis is out of jail after posting $2 million bail. The As I Lay Dying singer is headed to court in June. [MTV]

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