first off all let me set the scene my son is a rapper and i am his dad, i came from bay area to meet this guy swoop. back in jan 2012 in los angeles we were introduced to a guy named swoop,he said he has a marketing company and has all these clients like toyota scion, hennessey,and this japanese clothing company called bathin ape and that he can probably get his client to offer my son a clothing contract but first we need to sign a consulting agreement or his team wont allow him to secure such a deal. so we signed a consulting agreement paid a first months retainer fee of $ 2,500 and another $ 2,000 the next month. then he calls and says they are offering your son an endorsement deal for 1 year to be the new face of bathin ape japan and revive there brand, but first they want you to hire my marketing company to advise consult and become your label partner. first thing i need is for you to sign over 26.6% of your label to bliss marketing group so we can assist in completing items needed by bathin ape/nowhere co..so next thing i received is another agreement from bliss to sign over 26.6% of smash hits records l.l.c. and give them $14,300 for business plan, marketing plan,investor packet, music video, photo shoot, design 3 websites 2 epks. once all this is done along with making a new album swoop will go to ny to visit sony records who swoop says they wan't to sign your son to a record deal, then your deal with bathin ape will kick in because now you will have distribution.
so here we are 10 months later and i am finding out that all the emails i received from nigo who founded bathin ape and his assistant takiko who is supposedly global marketing director for nowhere co. are fake and bliss marketing group has no office in irvine ca and all the people i have been talking to there regarding all this stuff needing to be done do not exist according pipl.com and nigo's email does not match the emails i have been receiving from him according to bathin ape ny store. so here we are having paid for business plan, marketing plan,investor packet,music video,epks,websites,photo shoot,consulting,gave up 26.6% of my record label paid for two tripos to n.y, hotels per diem drivers fee,paid for 2 trips to Sacramento to supposedly an investor who wanted to invest in my label, paid for swoop to executive produce album and other miscellaneous fees. now we are at the end and he does not want to go to n.y to secure deal with Sony becuase he never had one he just said that to soak us for more money. and he is at the end of his con.
i am asking him to transfer my websites his ghost company built and he want's more money, i am asking him to refund my $ 1,500 i just sent him.he is now telling me no refunds, i asked him for flight confirmation because i don't believe he booked anything, he sends me to another ghost in company called mikeila and says to ask her about flight confirmation, i am just getting run around now through a bunch of emails from swoop who made up this scam and they all are swoops emails and he is talking to me and i know he is all the characters in this scam.
so end result i lost 26.% of my label to this guy, $ 35,000 in all the things he has done but will not release to me.my sons career on hold since January because he said he needs new content and image.HE JUST CANCELLED MY SONS HE IS HOLDING MY WEBSITE HOSTAGE UNDER AND WILL NOT COOPERATE ON ANYTHING I REQUEST THAT I ALREADY PAID FOR.