YAHOO: Canadian Rapper Jonathan Emile Wins Lawsuit Against Kendrick Lamar's Top Dawg Entertainment

Nearly two years ago, Montreal rapper Jonathan Emile debuted a Kendrick Lamar-assisted track called “Heaven Help Dem.” The politically-charged song, which paid tribute to Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and other victims of police brutality…

BILLBOARD: Canadian Rapper Wins Suit Against Kendrick Lamar's Label Top Dawg Entertainment, Just to Prove a Point

Legal blogs and lawyers have been analyzing a recent win in small claims court by Montreal hip hop artist Jonathan Emile against defendants Top Dawg Entertainment Inc., Interscope Records and Universal Music Group, calling it “an unusual case.”

XXL: Kendrick Lamar And Jonathan Emile “Heaven Help Dem”

Kendrick Lamar links with Montreal rapper, producer, and poet Jonathan Emile for a track paying tribute to the victims of police brutality like Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin. After a year of national press filled with news about numerous deaths of unarmed black men by the police, "Heaven Help Dem" is a powerful song that stirs emotions of both anger and sadness as soon as the track begins.

CBC: Whither the beats? Jonathan Emile ponders why rap and hip hop struggle in...

Montreal — arguably Canada's cultural capital, where pop music, visual art, dance and design have flourished in both official languages — can't seem to get much traction with Anglo rap and hip hop.

"If I want to do something in that genre of music, then I definitely have to make a name for myself outside of Montreal," Emile told CBC podcast Montreapolis in a wide-ranging interview.