Back in February 2018, Frank Ocean and Om’Mas Keith sued one another, after the producer publicly decried a scarcity of accreditation for his work on Blonde. Om’Mas brazenly said that he deserved a 50% share of the credit score for all of the writing on the album.
Frank Ocean then resorted to authorized motion, his sticking level being that Keith was introduced into the fold as a “work-for-hire producer,” and was compensated as such. Invariably, when Om’Mas Keith countersued the singer, all he needed to do was revert again to his unique claims.
As of Yesterday, it appears the tide has shifted for Frank Ocean, Om’Mas Keith, and their ongoing feud. The Blast and Pitchfork can verify that each side have settled out of courtroom. With the help of an impartial arbitrator, a “negotiated settlement executed by them” was put into order. According to the identical paperwork, each Ocean and Keith will probably be held accountable for his or her respective authorized charges.
However, the report doesn’t point out, whether or not or not each side have agreed to amend parts of the tune accreditation on Blonde – it will appear unlikely at this level. For those that do not know, Om’Mas is a Grammy Award-winning producer, musician, composer, engineer, and many others.. with roots in neo-soul and jazz communities. He has additionally labored with Jay-Z, Vic Mensa, and most notably as a member of the three-headed supergroup Sa-Ra.