Donald Sharp, a.k.a. “Cadillac Don,” and Tiyon Rogers, a/k/a “J Money;” filed the lawsuit in 2011 against Weatherspoon and his company, 3535 Entertainment LLC, claiming Weatherspoon owed the clients music royalties and unspecified compensation and damages related to sales of the 2006 album Look at Me and its hit single, “Peanut Butter & Jelly.”…
After a week-long trial in late September of this year, a Hinds County Circuit Court jury returned a verdict in favor of Weatherspoon and ordered Rogers and Sharp to pay him $25,000 for expenses incurred on the project.
Chad Hammons with Jones Walker in Jackson represented Weatherspoon.
I don’t listen to much rap music, so I have no idea how this verdict might impact the hip-hop scene.
But it’s got to be big, right? I mean, who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly?
Ed Blackmon from Canton and Kaytie Pickett with Jones Walker assisted with the defense. Wil Colum and Scott Colom from Columbus represented the rappers.
Finally, here is what it was all about – the video for PB&J [warning: explicit language]: