Saturday, December 29, 2012

Busta Rhymes Sued Over Lyrics


Busta Rhymes is being sued by veteran rap group The Sugar Hill Gang for biting their rhymes for one of his biggest hits...

From Page Six
Rapper Busta Rhymes has been busted over the lyrics from his 1996 breakthrough hit single. A copyright infringement suit claims Rhymes’ platinum-selling (and quite awesome) “Woo Hah! Got You All in Check” is a rip-off of 1980’s “8th Wonder” by old-school rappers the Sugarhill Gang. The Post’s Bruce Golding reports that the Manhattan federal court filing claims 20 percent of the lyrics in Rhymes’ tune were lifted from “8th Wonder,” which featured Master Gee’s refrain “Dang diddy dang di-dang di-dang diggy diggy,” and Big Bank Hank’s rap, “Woo-HAH! Got them all in check” (which has been sampled by many, including the Beastie Boys). Reps for Rhymes didn’t get back to us.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Niggas...that's like 17yrs! Dafuk?!?! I don't see y'all going after Sylvia's ass. Damn shame. Got do nothing for nobody! Check out Mareezy Better Days...classic shit.

Anonymous said...

why is TMZ ASKING WHITE FOLKS ABOUT N WORD? THOSE HOUSE NIGGERS AND FAGOTS MAKE ME SICK. I WANT TO SEE A JEWS OR FAGGOTS WRITE QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR BELIEFS RACE OR RELIGION. TMZ IS NOT THE BIBLE, PAID BY JEWS WHO RUNS HOLLYWEIRD AND THE QUESTIONS ABOUT RACE TO WHITE FOLKS ANSWERED BY WHITE FOLKS IS STUPID. WONDER WHY RACISM IS STILL GOING STRONG!!!!

Anonymous said...

get that money! If they created it it don't matter how long ago it was. A lot of you clowns are just brainwashed to submit. bend over...

Anonymous said...

"...which featured Master Gee’s refrain “Dang diddy dang di-dang di-dang diggy diggy,”

Didn't Q tip use this on a track on The Low End Theory? Are they suing him. While he's in the litigious mood, Busta should probably sue Nicki for using his Dungeon Dragon line. Rappers take little bits from the classics all the time.

Anonymous said...

Rappers take little bits from the classics all the time.
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True...The Blueprint was FULL of Biggie lines.

Bee Gee said...

Bus' was dope as fuck back then..

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't they have presented this lawsuit back in the 90's? IJS

orchidjones said...

Busta is my man...
I remember seeing sugar hill gang back in the stone age, live when master g was fine and wonder mike was gut-less...but wow, the royalties arent enough that they have to sue damn near 30-35 years later? what a discovery...
i know its their $hit though because when busta came out with the damn song, i was like ok...sugar hill joint, but damn yall, let him get this!!!

Hip Hop(e) Writer

Anonymous said...

funny the sugar hill game is suing over lyrics when hank stole all his rhymes from grandmaster caz

Anonymous said...

SUGAR HILL AIN'T SHIT NEVA WAS SHIT. THEY MOMMAS AIN'T SHIT, KIDS SMELL LIKE SHIT, THEY BROKE SO THEY PROBABLY EAT SHIT.

Anonymous said...

SUGA HILL WAS THE SHIT GROWING UP @11.14!!!!!

Anonymous said...

But it 2013 and busta been dropping hits did they just hear the song or somethng

Anonymous said...

Bank accounts gettin' light, fellas?

Anonymous said...

artists have been suing for copyright infringement for years, years later, sometimes the artist is dead and the estate sues. so why all the hate on the sugar hill gang-cuz they're black? no need to go to hate groups black people hate themselves
waiting for the estates of biggie, tupac, and rappers such as ice cube to sue jay-z. jay-z took whole lines and speed them up or slowed them down why no outrage, why hadn't he been shamed for the black album and others he stole lyrics in more than 10 songs? he and his wife are nothing but plagiarizers

Anonymous said...

Wow 1996? Kids have been born, tragedies have came and gone, there is a black president, wtf like yall get yall ass back in the studio, promote a car wash, do what yall gotta do for that money but dont be petty and bring up some old shit that you thought was cool at first

Anonymous said...

see they suing because they are being sued.. master gee and his two brothers.. they and their mama sylvia van der pol aka sylvia robinson swindled alot of folks out of money.. mom has passed away and now her sons gotta face the music. pun intended..

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