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Digest: Lil Wayne Sued By Producer; Jay-Z Teams Up With Sade

Also: LCD Soundsystem to stream final concert; B.o.B. releases Odd Future dis track

March 25, 2011 11:15 AM ET
Digest: Lil Wayne Sued By Producer; Jay-Z Teams Up With Sade
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Lil Wayne Sued By Producer
Lil Wayne is being sued for $20 million by Darius "Deezle" Harrison, who claims that the rapper and his labels Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records have not paid him for his work on several tracks from his 2008 album Tha Carter III, including the hit "Lollipop." [MTV]

Sade Teams Up With Jay-Z
Sade's forthcoming hits anthology The Ultimate Collection will feature "Moon and the Sky," a new track recorded with Jay-Z. The set will include two other unreleased tunes along with hits from 1984's Diamond Life on through last year's Soldier of Love. [EW.com]

LCD Soundsystem's Final Show Will Be Streamed Online
Pitchfork has announced that it will host a live video stream of LCD Soundsystem's final concert at Madison Square Garden on April 2nd. The broadcast is a one-time-only deal and will not be archived. [Pitchfork]

B.o.B. Releases Odd Future Dis Track
Rapper B.o.B. has attacked the Los Angeles rap collective Odd Future on a new song called "No Future" that was released this morning. The track is likely a response to Odd Future ringleader Tyler the Creator's lyrics in his single "Yonkers," which detail a violent fantasy involving B.o.B. and his collaborator Bruno Mars. [Billboard]

Warped Tour Lineup Leaks
Though the Vans Warped Tour will officially announce its 2011 lineup tonight at an event in Brooklyn,  the video announcement on YouTube was spotted during a brief window of time on Wednesday, resulting in the news breaking early. The touring festival is set to feature Against Me, Gym Class Heroes, 3Oh!3, the Devil Wears Prada and A Day to Remember. [Billboard]

MORE: Nirvana and Sonic Youth Reissue Tour EPs; Lady Gaga Announces New Version of 'Born This Way'

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