Allan “Skill” Cole Is Suing Over Copyright Credit Of Two Bob Marley Iconic Songs

Jamaican football legend and close friend of Bob Marley Allan “Skill” Cole says he is getting robbed out of money for two of the iconic tracks.

According to lawsuit he’s filed to get cash for the heirs of rasta messiah Haile Selassie

 Allan “Skill” Cole is suing Island Records, Universal Music and Tuff Gong Music over the copyright on “War” and “Natty Dread”


Skill Cole reportedly managed Bob briefly, and says he co-wrote the songs in the ’70s. 

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In the docs, Cole says he was promised a copyright credit, but only got props for co-writing the tracks.
 
He says he noticed the mistake when he tried to transfer half of his interest in “War” to the family of former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I. 

Background: The lyrics “War” are lifted almost from the famous speech by Haile Selassie.

who Rastafarians worship as Jah Rastafari. 

Cole is suing for his share of the copyright, profits from the songs and lawyers fees. 

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