In a recent video, the Jamaican-American producer Kemar “Flava” McGregor is heard making some increasingly shocking allegations against the record label VP Records. McGregor is a Grammy Award-nominated reggae and pop producer whose skills include mixing and songwriting, among others.
In the video, he is heard pleading with top reggae artistes to sue VP Records to reclaim millions of dollars in royalties and P.R.O. privileges that were stolen from them. The producer spoke from a document that he refers to as a 2014 and 2017 settlement between himself and the record label, which includes an enormous list of different reggae artistes for whom he and the company produced songs and whose rights were reserved but they did not receive.
This, he says, means that the company has been collecting large sums of cash under the false pretence of implying that they own all the rights of the artistes and fraudulently conveying that they transfer these rights to the reggae singers.
McGregor did not neglect to reiterate to the reggae artistes that it is solely up to them to make the decision to fight back in order to get what is due to them; however, he did plead with the artistes to come in and stand together to fight for their rights. While a specific monetary currency was not implied, Mcgregor indicated that for some artistes, the money ranged into the millions of dollars.
Gyptian for his album “My Name Is Gyptian,” Richie Spice’s “The Plane Land,” Queen Ifrica’s track “Daddy Don’t Touch Me There,” and other songs by Glen Washington, Fantan Mojah, Turbulence, Chuck Fenda, Etana, who is currently battling a court case with the record company, Capleton, and reggae legend Beres Hammond were among those on the list.
The list comprises a lot more artistes, and he is once again insisting on taking the record company to court to make them reimburse them for what was stolen. McGregor indicated that he has taken action to reopen the case against the record label because they violated the court settlement.
Learn more from the video below: