The composer of the cartoon’s theme song won the case by default after Ghostface failed to show.
The long-running battle between Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and the composer of the Iron Man cartoon theme has finally come to an end. Ghostface was accused of misappropriating the theme song to the 1966 cartoon on the intro to his 2000 album Supreme Clientele. The tune’s composer Jacques “Jack” Urbont sued him in 2011.
The composer hired a private investigator to track down Ghostface, real name Dennis Coles, but was ultimately unsuccessful.
The judge presiding in the case permitted Urbont to serve Coles via a publication notice but the rapper still failed to show up in court. The judge was left with no option other than to award the case to Urbont. Coles lawyer also quit the case after the Wu legend failed to pay or communicate with him.
It is unknown how much Ghostface will be required to pay in damages however the figure will reportedly be no more than $150,000.
The legendary Wu-Tang Clan are just about to release A Better Tomorrow, their fist album since 2007.