Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kia Shine and Michael Tolcher Collaborate at BMI


Yeah...I guess all that "Kia Shine was lying about having something to do with that Drake song"-stuff is really DEAD, huh? Well, check out the description under the jump and check out that other producer that was (and probably still is) denial. Lol.


p.s. See ya in Jan, Kia!!! Lol. M-Town in 2000-Tennessee!!!!


Off of website:

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Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Kia Shine and singer/songwriter Michael Tolcher recently stopped by BMI’s Atlanta office to collaborate and make good use of the BMI Atlanta Writer Room. Pictured are Tolcher, BMI’s Byron Wright, Shine, and BMI’s David Claassen.


And said producer that is in denial (off of HIPHOPCANADA.COM)

HipHopCanada: Who is the worst rapper out right now?

Boi-1da: KIA SHINE. KIA SHINE. He’s the worst rapper I’ve ever heard.

HipHopCanada: [Laughing] So there is obviously no truth to his claim he was behind “Best I Ever Had”?

Boi-1da: Nope. And if there was, why would he save his only good rhymes for Drake?


And more hate (around the 1:54 mark):

In The Lab w/ Boi-1da from Real Frequency on Vimeo.


And Kia killed folks with the CLEAR explanation of the situation:


And for the last time...EXCLUSIVE: Kia Shine Speaks On Drake Drama [FOR THE LAST TIME]

“Basically I did a record for Lil Wayne called "Do It For The Boy", which was on The Leak mixtape back in October. My dude DJ Absolute & Enuff was spinning the joint in NY. I gave Wayne the joint back in March of ‘08 and I had yet to hear the completed version until Absolute hit me. Actually, he was in the office with my man Daralle Jones at Atlantic. He wanted buy the song from me to use for Jahiem. I tried to contact Young Money to get paid for the original track before I made a move, but couldn’t get anyone to hit me back.

Producer note, as a producer, it‘s tough with mixtapes these days. Artist will rap on a 2 track version of a beat & hook you put on a beat CD to shop and the next thing you know your beat is on the radio. It’s really impossible for Wayne to do a mixtape track, because if the song is a hit, it’s going to touch radio. That’s why whenever I produce or perform on a record I immediately send it to my guy, Maani, on the publishing side to handle all the paperwork, etc.

I get a call from Absolute and he's like, "Yo, you sold the song to Drake." I’m like who's Drake??? Absolute sent me the joint in January and I’m like...wooooow! Drake sampled the melody, some of the words, cadence, etc. So because I had already registered the original record, my business was in order. I sent in the Drake record and let my legal team handle it from there. We were able to settle at 25% of the "Best I Ever Had" publishing. It's a blessing, but the moral of the story is to "follow up to get your dollars up" and always be prepared and on top of your business. People should really read my discography and they would understand that this in no surprise. They will respect my mind and my grind soon enough.”

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