Help me… I’m drowning in work!

Anyone willing to throw me a lifesaver?

As usual, I’m overworked, underpaid, but I’m unusually stressed out and overwhelmed.

Well at least I’m not being sued my by grandmother…

Eminem Being Sued By Grandmother
Woman Claims She’s Not Been Paid For Use Of Music

POSTED: 1:09 p.m. EDT September 18, 2003
UPDATED: 3:20 p.m. EDT September 18, 2003

Eminem is feeling the heat from a 70-year-old grandmother over a piece of her late husband’s music.

According to court documents obtained by TheSmokingGun Web site, Harlene Stein is suing the rapper (whose real name is Marshall Mathers), producer Dr. Dre (whose real name is Andre Young), label Interscope Records and seven other parties for allegedly sampling Ronald Stein’s “Pigs Go Home” for Eminem’s song “Guilty Conscience” without authorization.

Ronald Stein, who died in 1988, was a film composer. The document says “Pigs Go Home” — an instrumental composition — was featured in the 1970 Candice Bergen-Elliott Gould drama “Getting Straight.”

The liner notes to “The Slim Shady LP” mention that “Guilty Conscience” contains an “interpolation” From “Pigs Go Home” but does not name Ronald Stein as composer.

Harlene Stein says she has not been paid for its use. Her suit does not specify monetary damages. The “Slim Shady LP” sold over five million copies, according to TheSmokingGun.

Eminem’s representatives had no comment on the litigation.

Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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1 Response to “Help me… I’m drowning in work!”

  • I’d love to come out and help you, but the government kinda frowns on people mailing themselves across great distances; thankfully I didn’t have to learn that one the hard way.

    As for the stress you feel at work, sometimes you’ve just got to step back and realize “Hey, I don’t have it as bad as a rapper being sued by a little old lady.” And if that don’t make you feel better, there’s always liquor.

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