TMZ: Nas owes the IRS $2 Million

Another day, another person goes down to the IRS.
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Kelis isn’t the only person trying to get money from Nas — turns out Uncle Sam is too!

TMZ has obtained a federal tax lien filed last month against Nas for a whopping $2,584,206.31. Looks like Nas didn’t pay his taxes

in 2006 and 2007.

Nas is currently involved in a bitter divorce battle with Kelis. Looks like she’ll have to wait in line.

The F.I.R.M Launch/Music Fest Weekend

THE F.I.R.M Launch Weekend and Music Conference started on Wednesday but there are still more events ahead. If you are in the Atlanta area Don’t Miss It!

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Click HERE to Register Online NOW!

(https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/Online/default.asp?brand=FRM)

www.myspace.com/firmmusicfest

On Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, The F.I.R.M. launched its groundbreaking music festival and empower others on the importance of “Taking Ownership of Ourselves.” It will be a powerful movement focused on practical education, providing real opportunities in the music industry, while helping artists reach their maximum potential. This five-day launch will include; Writing Sessions- Live in the Studio, The Kick Off Party, Live Radio, a Pop/R&B/Gospel Showcase, Producer’s Swap Meet, Panel Discussions, The Official F.I.R.M. Launch Party, Tweet & Eat Picnic, and The Premiere A&R Showcase.

GUESTS INCLUDE:

Wayne Williams-Jive Records,
Kim Smith- Rowdy Records (Dallas Austin),
T Mah- Konvict Records,
Serge- Atlantic Records,
Dub G- UGK Records,
Cappriccieo Scates – SESAC,
Askia Fountain – Compound (Ne yo),
Kawan “KP” Prather- Def Jam Records,
Mike Jackson- EMI Music Publishing,
Ray Daniels- Universal/ Motown Records,
Lamont Norris- Universal/ Motown,
Brian Miller- Artist Factory,
Torrence Scott- J Pat Records (Usher),
Kna nook- Collipark Music,
Sal- Disturbing Tha Peace,
Khao Cates – Producer (R. Kelly, T.I., Ruben Studdard, Lil G, Snoop, Ludacris, Pharrell),
Nitti Beats- Producer (Yung Joc, Young Dro, T.I., Plies, Juvenile, Jermaine Dupri),
No ID- G.O.O.D. Music (Kanye, Jay Z, Common, Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Alicia Keys), and TJ Chapman- TJ DJs.

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Def Jam & Dupri Form Historic Partnership with TAG Body Spray

[Source: HipHopDX]

Jermaine Dupri
has just announced the formation of TAG Records, a joint venture between Island Def Jam and Procter & Gamble’s TAG Body Spray. TAG Body Spray? Yeah, you know Dupri’s is Mr. Young, Fly & Fresh to Death so to assure that fresh smell why not form a label with a body spray company? There is no artist signed to this label as of yet but Dupri promises that they’ll get the biggest push of any artist to date. Mr. Dupri will be named president of this label. There will be a lot of cross branding, artist placement in commercials for the brand and different unique forms of exposure. It appears as if labels are taking note and following in the footsteps of recent joint mergers like Madonna’s brand with Live Nation, or their recent partnership with Jay-Z.

“Today, we make history in the music industry with TAG Records,” said Jermaine Dupri, president of TAG Records. “This label is going to provide new artists with a chance of a lifetime. New artists will receive ten times the typical marketing support – a first in the industry. I’m hand selecting and molding these artists to make history in hip hop.”

To read the full press release click HERE