December 18, 2016

Biz Markie "I Need a Haircut" (Sample Lawsuit, 1991)

15 years ago... "Please be advised that on December 18, 1991, in a lawsuit entitled Grand Upright Music Ltd. v Warner Bros. Records Inc., et al .... an order requiring that the sale of Biz Markie's album (in all formats and all configurations) "I Need A Haircut," Warner Bros / Cold Chillin ... be discontinued immediately, that all copies of the album be removed from all shelves, sales racks and display racks and that all of the unsold tapes be returned immediately to WEA without delay. Accordingly, immediately upon your receipt of this notice, you should notify all store locations to discontinue all sales of this album and remove all copies from their shelves, display racks and other points of sale... all promotion and advertising of this album ... failure to comply with this notice without delay could result in additional court proceedings being taken against you, Warner Bros Records, and WEA which could result in serious monetary and non-monetary liability, both civil and criminal in nature. We understand that this is in the middle of the Christmas season and we apologize for any inconvenience this causes you. HOWEVER, it is imperative that you comply with the court's order immediately or risk serious adverse legal consequences." Cold-blooded... 12/18/91.