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KutMasta Kurt & U.S. Olympic Committee Spar

 
In an iron fisted move, the United States Olympic Committee has come down hard on hip hop artist and super producer KutMasta Kurt, over the title of his upcoming album. The CD, originally titled Redneck Olympics, has been changed, under duress, to Redneck Games, because of apparently obscure trademark legislation.

"This came as a huge surprise to us" says a spokesperson for Kurt's label, Waxploitation Records. "How on Earth can the US Olympic Committee own the name 'Olympics'?  If a term created by the Ancient Greeks thousands of years ago is not in the public domain, we don't know what is.  Seriously, who is going to confuse the Redneck Olympics with the modern Olympic games?"

KutMasta Kurt is the legendary artist/producer/DJ best known for his work with a 'who's who' of artists including Kool Keith, Beastie Boys, Dilated Peoples and Linkin Park amongst many others.  Redneck Games (formerly Redneck Olympics) is slated for release at the end of 2004 and includes rarities, b-sides and otherwise previously unavailable tracks that Kurt has done with Beastie Boys, Dilated peoples, Mos Def, Linkin Park, Del tha Funkee Homosapean, Mr Lif, Planet Asia, Blackalicious, Grand Agent, pmd (of epmd) and Kool Keith to name a few.  

Outside the U.S. the title will remain Redneck Olympics.

"Obviously the Olympics are hating on my skills behind the tractor wheel," says Kurt. "...and they can't deny that pig fighting used to be an original event when the Greeks started it way back in the day. They need to step off!"

Waxploitation is no stranger to controversy in 2004.  Earlier this year, Waxploitation artist/producer Danger Mouse dropped one of the more controversial hip hop albums in recent memory titled The Grey Album, which experts called a watershed moment in music history, the Internet and copyright law.

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