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Charles Hamilton Removes Dilla As Producer

Posted By on June 10, 2009

    Hip Hop recently got news that Charles Hamilton would list the late, great J Dilla as an executive producer for his upcoming major label debut, "This Perfect Life." Now news has broke that Hamilton has now taken J Dilla off the album credits. Charles Hamilton says he did this due to legal issues. "I meant no harm by it and basically my intentions and the reaction have nothing to do with it, it really is a family issue that doesn’t concern me," he said recently. "And though my intentions were to help the family out, it turns out that it had been a lot more complicated to try to get his name involved in it."
    Hamilton was trying to help Dilla's family as he says "My plan was, as everybody in the industry knows, executive producers get a percentage of sales and revenue, so I figured if his name is on the album, at least some money can go into their pockets, because everybody knows about the financial hardships of Ma Dukes."

    Charles is releasing his album for free this Tuesday (June 16th), although he says it will still be released on Interscope. So how does Interscope feel about him leaking the album for free? "As long as I’m doing what I have to do with the box set, they totally understand," he explained.