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Eminem Lawsuit May Result In Higher Royalties For Veteran Artists!

 

F.B.T. Productions, the company that originally signed Eminem filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group that may help artists get more money from digital sales.

Em’s original contract stated that individual songs sold online would count as a license rather than a sale.

A license would pay the artist 50 percent of the song while a sale would only relinquish 12 percent, which is what the Detroit rapper was being paid.

The Supreme Court ruled against the appeal filed by UMG since they lost the case last year and now what is estimated to be around a $20 million value in unpaid royalties shall increase to somewhere around $50 million within the next decade.

So what does this mean? It affects the artists that had contracts way before digital sales existed.

The language in that paperwork may only be granting some singers, rappers and musicians a sale royalty rate instead of a licensing one that would increase their income.

There are heavily downloaded songs that labels are benefiting from in today’s declining record industry.

UMG most likely set off a warning for majors to take action before artists catch wind. Stay tuned.

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Researchers Say Smoking Weed May Cause Erectile Dysfunction!

 

Marijuana users sometimes report that pot enhances their desire for sex. But a new review of research on marijuana and sexual health suggests that male smokers could be courting sexual dysfunction.

Research on the topic is contradictory and few studies are high-quality, said study researcher Rany Shamloul, a physician with appointments at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University in Canada as well as the University of Cairo. But recent research – including the finding that the penis contains receptors for marijuana’s active ingredient – suggests that young men may want to think about long-term effects before rolling a joint, Shamloul told LiveScience.

It’s a strong message to our younger generations and younger men,” Shamloul said.

Shamloul reported his findings online Jan. 26 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Sex and drugs
Scientists first began to study marijuana and sex in the 1970s. Some researchers found that cannabis seemed to have the effect of a love drug; in one 1982 study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 75 percent of male pot smokers said the drug enhanced their sex lives. Meanwhile, another study published in the same journal the same year found that erectile dysfunction was twice as common in marijuana users – not such good news for lit lotharios. Other research suggests a dose effect, in which small amounts of marijuana have little impact on sexual dysfunction, but more marijuana makes for fewer erections.

But problems are rife with this research, Shamloul said, because none of the studies used validated measurement techniques when surveying men about their sexual function. The different questions used could skew the responses, as could the drug itself, he noted in the review. The 39 percent of men in the original 1982 study who said marijuana extended the duration of sex may just have been experiencing the drug’s altering effects on the perception of time.

What most concerns Shamloul is a study published in 2010 in the
journal European Urology. In that study, researchers found receptors for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, in penis tissue from five male patients and six rhesus monkeys. These receptors were mainly in the smooth muscle of the penis, Shamloul said. Additional lab studies suggest that THC has an inhibitory effect on the muscle.

This is a more serious effect on the erectile function because the smooth muscle makes up 70 percent to 80 percent of the penis itself,” Shamloul said.


Men and marijuana

Marijuana use is widespread, especially among men at their sexual peak in life, Shamloul said. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that 162 million people worldwide use marijuana each year. More than 22 million use it daily. That makes understanding long-term effects important, Shamloul said.

People tend to focus on the possible upsides of marijuana more than the possible downsides, said Sharon Johnson, a professor of social work at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, who has studied marijuana use and sexual health in the past. Her study, published in 2004 in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, found that marijuana users have a slightly elevated risk of inhibited orgasms and pain during sex. (Johnson was not involved in Shamloul’s review study.)

Research on sexual health and marijuana use in women is even less common than studies in men, Shamloul said.

What we are really missing are clinical studies,” Shamloul said.

We are stuck with only animal studies and molecular studies, and some clinical studies done in the ’60s and ’70s, most on a very small number of men… We need well-designed, placebo-control studies examining marijuana’s effect in both the short-term and long-term.”

 

 

Source: Yahoo LiveScience Senior Writer Stephanie Pappas @sipappas.

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Signs That He May Be A “B.A.N.” (B**ch A** N***a)

I think its safe to say that the majority of females believe that men are the new b*tches. Lets face it the roles have reversed, more and more female don’t want any strings attached, and they just want to call a man when they need their back broke, a$$ chewed out or their faucet fixed. While males want to sit in the house just to cuddle, talk on the phone and send text messages in the middle of day that just say “I was thinking about you” Well here are 15 signs he might be cry baby bish @ss Nicka

1. When you come in from work he gives you a run down of All My Children, Days of Our Lives and the rest of your favorite soaps.

2. If he owns more Mary J albums than you… he might be a B.ish A.$$ N.icka

3. The battery on your phone dies and he starts calling your mother, your friends and your job looking for you.

4. He exfoliates his skin and his soap smells a lot better than yours.

5. If your man hates on T.I., 50 Cent, Plies, and Reggie Bush simple because you think they’re cute… He might be with a B.A.N.

6. You allow a dude to come over for a booty call and after the sex is done, instead of putting on his clothes and leaving, he starts to play videos games, wash dishes or he breaks out the comet to clean out your refrigerator.

7. You decide to change your number and he ask… WHY?

8. You disrespect him on purpose and he replies with I’m sorry

9. You disrespect him again, then hang up on him and he calls you back to say I’m sorry

10. You hang up on him after doing the above and he sends you a text message to say… I’m sorry

11. Right after sex he asks “What are we?”

12. You met him at the club and before you get to your car he’s sending you a text.

13. He suffers from Coming to America-itus [He does whatever you like, and whatever you suggest]

14. When you don’t give him any poon-tang he goes in the kitchen and starts crying

15. He cries more than the star in the latest made for tv movie airing on Lifetime and Tila Tequila combined

What are some other signs a man might be a B.A.N.?

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Alabama Girl May Have Arranged Gang Rape

Down in Alabama, a community is reeling after police report that a 14-year-old girl may have been the mastermind behind the gang rape of her classmate.

The unnamed minor told reporters that she and her friend arranged to have sex with three boys from their high school early last week, one of which was the minor’s boyfriend.

Monroe County District Attorney Tom Chapman reports,

“The victim told police that the attack did begin as consensual contact but when all three suspects began to join in, she told them no repeatedly, but they did not stop.”

The victim required surgery for her injuries and was in intensive care for three days.

Investigators said the two girls left Monroe County High School with Steven Scott, 20, DeShon Riley, 16, and Justin Williams, 17, before the start of classes the day of the attack. They then took turns assaulting the victim. The minor claimed to not have been raped but a medical examination determined that she had intercourse as well.

The men took the two girls back to school where the injured girl sat in bloody clothes for hours until school officials called police.

The three men are currently in jail for felony rape. Their bond is set at $500,000.

I can’t keep writing about stories like this because it makes me so angry!!!!!

Where are the parents?! Where are the administrators that let this girl sit around for hours in bloody clothes before calling police?!

The fact that these idiots raped this girl and brought her back to school like nothing happened shows how sick and twisted these little boys are. Lock ‘em up for life! They deserve it!

And as far as the other girl…SMH….I have no words.

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LEBRON MAY SWITCH JERSEY NO. TO HONOR JORDAN, DENZEL WATCHES SON’S FIRST COLLEGE GAME, CHRIS BROWN HECKLED DURING NY APPEARANCE, SHAQ & SHAUNIE’S REALITY SHOW IN LIMBO….

SHAQ AND SHAUNIE’S REALITY SHOW IN
LIMBO

The reality show filmed by
Shaquille and Shaunie O’Neal before
their marriage took a decisive turn
last week may find its way to at
least one network still willing to
give it a chance. A&E still
considering whether to purchase the
show filmed before last week’s turn
of events.

CHRIS BROWN HECKLED DURING NY
APPEARANCE

Chris Brown got an earful of
judgment from a woman during a
public promo appearance in New York
last week. Whe woman shouted ‘I
hope someone beats the f**king crap
out of you!’

DENZEL WATCHES SON’S FIRST COLLEGE
GAME

As Malcolm Washington suited up for
his first game with the University
of Pennsylvania basketball team
Friday night, his dad, Denzel, sat
three rows behind the bench
cheering him on.

LEBRON MAY SWITCH JERSEY NO. TO
HONOR JORDAN

He has worn #23 in honor of NBA
legend Michael Jordan since his
high school days, but now,
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron
James says he and everyone else in
the NBA should give up the number
out of respect to His Airness.

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