Hip-hop artist, CEOs to “rap” at Pace Law School

UPDATE: The session is open only to Pace students and faculty. A promoter for Cash Money incorrectly told Completely Legal that the event was open to the public.

Pace Law School is opening up its entertainment law class Monday night as hip-hop artist Jay Sean and two record label CEOs will “rap” about the music business with Professor Vernon J. Brown’s class from 6 to 8 p.m.

The seminar, called “Where do I sign?” will study the relationship between entertainment lawyers and their clients.

Leading the lecture will be Ronald “Slim” Williams and brother Brian “Birdman” Williams, who founded the New Orleans-based hip-hop label Cash Money, and Jay Sean, one of their top artists.

“The goal is to give my entertainment law students practical knowledge in working with their clients and interacting with label executives,” Brown said in a news release. “What artists expect from their attorneys and what they should expect from their clients. The class is like Inside the Actor’s Studio for lawyers, offering practical advice for the way things actually work in the real world.”

Brown has been Cash Money’s business manager and attorney for 14 years.

According to the news release, from Wolfson Entertainment, the Williams brothers recently marked the 10th anniversary of a distribution deal with Universal Music Group, which has produced hit albums by Lil Wayne, Drake, Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Big Tymers, Mannie Fresh, Hot Boys and Baby/Birdman, two of Bryan Williams’ hip-hop alter egos. Jay Sean is the label’s latest success, with a chart-topping single in “Down” and his debut album, All or Nothing.