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Judge Forces George Clinton to Give Away “One Nation Under a Groove” to Settle Million Dollar Debt


Funk legend George Clinton is having a rough start to his 2013.  A judge just forced the great one to give away some of his most prized possessions to settle a million dollar lawsuit against him, according to TMZ.

Hendricks & Lewis won a judgment against the singer for $1.5 million, but weren’t able to collect.  Even though the suit was won in 2010, they were only able to get $340,000 out of Clinton.  As a result, the courts went after Clinton where it hurts.  A federal judge ruled that Clinton had to give up the rights to four of his classic hits:

- “Hardcore Jollies”
- “The Electric Spanking of War Babies”
- “Uncle Jam Wants You”
- “One Nation Under A Groove”

The company then has the right to do whatever they want with the songs:  They can sell them or collect the royalties.  Once the debt is cleared up, Clinton can have his songs back.


31 Responses to Judge Forces George Clinton to Give Away “One Nation Under a Groove” to Settle Million Dollar Debt

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  2. Ishmar Muhammad Reply

    January 6, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Hi Tech Lynching! Like Mr Park said from the first Friday”Got d**n Devils!!!

  3. Latrice Reply

    January 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    It sounds pretty c*t and dry but I have a feeling its anything but.. why didn’t they just order him to pay the money with the next immediate royalties himself? Sounds like getting the songs back won’t be as simple as stated here. Those songs are legendary, also the sounds! Now someone else has control of them??(shudder)

  4. TT_CA Reply

    January 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    but if we as his people can get folks to use his music quickly then we can get his $760k! debt paid quicker & get his music back to him asap!

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