by David Downs
Top Bay Area rapper and Atlantic Records didn't clear their hit video for copyright. Retards. From yesterday's release: "Columbia Pictures, the studio who owns the rights to the Ghostbusters movie franchise, threatened legal action because the video showcases the Ghostbusters car and logo, among other similarities. Columbia has demanded the video be pulled from all media outlets including television and the Internet." Full release after jump.Columbia Pictures Calls "Ghost-Busters," pulls Mistah F.A.B's "Ghost Ride It" Video
Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B can't shake the controversy surrounding his hit video "Ghost Ride It."
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2007 -- After much scrutiny from the national news networks and beating a possible banning by MTV, Mistah F.A.B still can't shake the controversy surrounding his video "Ghost Ride It.".
Columbia Pictures, the studio who owns the rights to the Ghostbusters movie franchise, threatened legal action because the video showcases the "Ghostbuster's" car and logo, among other similarities. Columbia has demanded the video be pulled from all media outlets including television and the Internet.
Mistah F.A.B's introduction to controversy began this past December when the media linked F.A.B.'s video to two tragic deaths connected to "ghost riding". The video for F.A.B.'s regional break out single, "Ghost Ride It", was already shot and MTV seriously considered banning the video due to pressure from the media. After 52 edits, the video found itself on MTV2's "Unleashed", MTV Jams "Jam Of The Week," MTVU and finally made its way onto MTV's "Sucker Free Countdown". The unedited version had 600,000+ views on YouTube just weeks before Columbia Pictures sent F.A.B. a cease-and-desist letter.
Mistah F.A.B. is currently readying an independent release from Favea Afta/Thizz/ SMC Recordings. The album, "Da Baydestrian", will hit streets May 15th. The release will serve as a prequel to "Da Yellow Bus Rydah", which will mark F.A.B.'s major label debut with Atlantic Records. The album is set for release later this year.