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Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Preps Album

Embattled businessman working with Black Eyed Peas producers

January 24, 2012 8:40 AM ET
A sign reading 'dotcom mansion' is seen at the roadside entrance of Kim Dotcom's home in Auckland, New Zealand.
A sign reading 'dotcom mansion' is seen at the roadside entrance of Kim Dotcom's home in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Trouble Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom was recently charged with racketeering and copyright infringement by the United States Department of Justice and has been remanded in custody after being arrested at his New Zealand mansion. But that is not stopping him from planning to release his own album in the near future with producers who have previously worked with the Black Eyed Peas, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton and Mariah Carey.

MTV Hive reports that Dotcom has been working with Beets & Produce, the production team behind the "Megaupload Mega Song," a song endorsing his now-defunct file-sharing site. "It is a phenomenal project," Joseph "Papo" Besson, Beets & Produce's VP of operations, told MTV. "Printz Board is producing this project with Kim. I am coordinating the logistics of the release, as well as consulting on the artwork. Printz Board is executing the vision that Kim has for this project to the letter. Kim is also pushing the limits with this project. He has some huge surprises for everyone. The mix of a musical genius in Printz and an actual genius in Kim Dotcom will be history in the making, I'm sure of it."

As of yet, no timeline has been set for the completion or release of Dotcom's album.

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