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I-Octane and Arthur Whale at odds over new single

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The Management team of I-Octane would like to make it clear that the song "Woman
Mi Seh" on the Coach Riddim that has been released by Free Willy Music is in no
way shape or form representative of the music of I-Octane.
On the request of Arthur 'Whale' of Free Willy music I-Octane had written and
recorded the song as a demo to be recorded by fellow entertainer Bounty Killa.
The artiste's last involvement with the song was when he personally handed it
over to Bounty. Although there was no written agreement to cement the above
deal, it was understood by both parties that the demo was simply a guideline
Bounty Killer for his recording.
Nothing was heard about the demo up to three months after  the song was written.
Unfortunately, this week the demo was released by Free Willy Music, which is
contrary to the initial verbal agreement.

Although the recording uses I-Octane's artistic vocals, he wishes to isolate
himself from the content of the song since it doesn't represent his beliefs,
practices, or image. In addition, he has never performed the song and it is not
a part of his musical repertoire.
This is not the first time that the artiste is writing for other entertainers
and as such he knows their style of music and the content they wish to express.
Hence, while it is not in keeping with his musical values, he believes in the
freedom of artistic expression and each artiste has a unique identity which can
normally considered when writing songs. That was the premise under which that
song was written for Bounty Killer.

As a result of the unscrupulous conduct of Free Willy Music and their direct
attempt to take advantage of our artiste and tarnish his brand, we have
contacted our lawyer to file an injunction against the producer and the company.
We are also in dialogue to have the song removed from youtube and other social
and music networking sites.
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