Hmm, this misunderstanding (my opinion) between Earnest Pugh and Lalah Hathaway has been played out on Twitter to the confusion of many. Apparently Earnest Pugh, tweeted about recording with Lalah Hathaway-“just finished recording a duet with @Lalahhathaway #amazing experience” and she didn’t seem too pleased–“@earnestpugh no idea what you’re speaking of.”
She later called the recording “karaoke.” Earnest Pugh seemed to take the high road by responding, “Lord forgive them for they know not what they do.”
According to a press release put out by Worldwide Music CEO Kerry Douglas, the song “Every Promise” was originally recorded with Zacardi Cortez for his debut release. Douglas later stripped Cortez’s vocals from the track and Earnest Pugh laid a new vocal (after which Pugh sent out his initial tweet). The new version, with Pugh’s vocals, was put on Earnest Pugh’s new CD, The E Factor, which is now available on Amazon.
“At the end of the day, the buck stops with me,” Douglas says of the lead single from Pugh’s new CD, “The E Factor” that’s in stores now. “I didn’t inform Lalah’s management of my plans for the song so they were caught off guard and I apologize for that but I don’t apologize for the song because it’s going to be a huge hit for Earnest Pugh and Lalah Hathaway.”
So maybe this could have all been avoided if Kerry would have communicated with Lalah Hathaway or her management?
Get the “infamous” song “Every Promise” on The Very Best of Earnest Pugh The E Factor CD.
Get Earnest Pugh Lalah Hathaway Every Promise on Amazon
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