Legendary Chicago DJ and producer, DJ Slugo, is currently under fire among various artists and figures within the Chicago hip-hop community for allegedly charging artists to appear on the original motion picture soundtrack for Spike Lee’s film, Chiraq.
When Spike Lee was made aware of the pay-for-play situation, he quickly relieved Slugo of his musical supervisor duties. A Facebook group titled Culture of Black Chicago first reported on the ordeal yesterday, and were able to snag an apology from Slugo himself:
“Hello unfortunately I may have lost my submission privileges for making a very bad decision in trying to charge Chicago artist for an opportunity to submit music for this film… This is not the way Spike Lee nor his team operates and I take full responsibility for my bad decision. I am doing everything in my power to fix this problem with Mr Lee and his team so that the artist submissions that I have in my email are not punished for my wrong doings… Please forgive me for my actions and I hope that I can fix this and somehow get your submission to their staff. Again I ask that you forgive my poor decision making!!! Please hold me and only me responsible for this issue what I did was in no way professional and whatever punishment Mr Lee wants to hand down to me I will accept it and ask him to please not hold it against any Chicago artist period!!!
I will keep all of you guys emails and songs stored and turn them over to him if he allows me too!!!
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