Chicago group blasts Twista for label name
Chi-Rock founder Shabazz, 37, told AllHipHop.com he registered the name long ago with the Illinois Secretary of State.
But now Chicago native and Atlantic recording artist Twista has been promoting his new label, Chi-Rock Entertainment -- which Shabazz says tramples on his copyright.
"This 'Twista' is tainting our legacy," Shabazz said. "My independent record company is called Chi-Rock Records."
The members of the rap group maintain Twista cannot claim ignorance since he has had "past affiliation" with the Nation.
There has been no response from Twista to the copyright infringement allegation and no lawsuit has yet been filed, AllHipHop.com said.