Dancehall artiste Fishbone Corleone fingers Mr. Logic; accuses him of beat theft


Three years after ‘Guinness and Smirnoff Riddim’ was adjudged Riddim of the Year at Bass Awards, budding dancehall artiste, Fishbone Corleone is alleging that artiste manager and music promoter, Mr. Logic, stole the beat from him, made money out of it by presenting it as a ‘riddim’ for other artistes to ride on.

Expressing his fury on Vibez in 5, Fishbone Corleone said the beat was originally produced for his single ‘Dirty Dancing’ which was to be released under his then label, Eleven24 Ink.

He narrated that in 2013, Mr. Logic took him to music producer, Riddim Boss, who was then known as ‘Infectious’ to work on four songs – ‘Dirty Dancing’ inclusive.

“I went to the studio to pick up my tune. Then I heard Riddim Boss say Mr. Logic wants us to do the thing riddim. So as an underground artiste, I was elated… Mr. Logic himself jumped on the beat, Stonebwoy, Jupitar, Epixode as well as other underground artistes,” he said.

When Arnold Mensah Elavanyo, host of the show, asked why the complaint after giving his consent, Fishbone replied he realized that before he was informed, the beat had already been given to some artistes.

He further made wild allegations as he accused Mr. Logic of making money from the beat, adding that, he refused to heed to the demands of the music promoter, a reason he could not perform at the 2014 Bass Awards.

“I’m not sure Mr. Logic would give the riddim to somebody without taking at least five hundred Cedis. Mr. Logic will not give out a riddim free. Mr. Logic is an architect. I should have some compensation. I should have performed at Bass Awards but Mr. Logic wanted money and I told him I had no money to give him especially when my riddim has been used and earned a nomination,” he noted.

On whether he has confronted Mr. Logic, the artiste responded in the negative, saying “I want this to be a surprise to him and Riddim Boss. They see me to be an underground artiste and being ungrateful. I want a compensation from all artistes who blew as a result of riding on the beat because we paid for it.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Logic and Riddim Boss have declined commenting on the issue.


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