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AML 029: Rapper Chosan on Kanye West Copyright Dispute, Divorce & New Music!

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[spp-player]New York based rapper Chosan, of Sierra Leone heritage, joins Ms. Uduak on the Africa Music Law show to close out 2014.

Chosan talks about his recent breakup/divorce, his music, the music business and his  dispute with Kanye West over West’s alleged infringement of his copyrights.

In 2005, Chosan consulted with Kanye West on blood diamonds in Sierra Leone for West’s song ‘Diamonds are Forever.’ Chosen shared his knowledge and also crafted and performed the introduction in the song’s music video. Unfortunately, he never received credit, neither was he compensated.Three years later, after Chosan raised a lot of noise in the media, West reached and worked out a confidential settlement with Chosan.

Quote: “You could be in a dysfunctional relationship and overstay being there.” – Chosan

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Africa Music Law™

AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law website and podcast show empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at https://msuduak.com.

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1 Comment

  1. Winston Balagare says:

    And you all thought D'banj was so fortunate for the "opportunity" to work with Kanye West. I wonder how much Kanye stole from him, too.

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