Friday, October 04, 2013

Syleena Johnson's Father Suing Usher and Run DMC


Back in 2011 Chicago blues man Syl Johnson sued Kanye West and Jay Z for sampling his music without permission [click here if you missed that].

Next on Syl's hit list: Usher and Run DMC...

Syl Johnson filed lawsuits against Usher and the existing members of Run-D.M.C for copyright infringement for sampling his 1967 hit Different Strokes without permission.

The suit also names Sony Music and Universal Music Group. Syl settled his lawsuit with Jay Z and Kanye West.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get your money Mister !! LOL

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? So he is suing Run DMC when this group has not had any music out in ages! So he is suing for something that happened like years and years and years ago?

Anonymous said...

I thought he was dead

Anonymous said...

Usher really looks sweet as a bouquet of flowers in this picture!

Anonymous said...

Niggas kill me suing a muthafucka Years later. DO that shit when u first hear about yo shit being stolen. SMH I hope his old ass don't win shit.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:15 Usher knows way more about pleasing a man in bed than he does a woman! He married manly looking Tameka so that he could still fantasize in his mind he was making love with a thug dude!

Anonymous said...

It gets a little tire with the personal attacks on Usher every time there is a post about this man. Whatever he likes to do and whatever he does is his business. He appears to be a grown and single young man!

Anonymous said...

@3:48 Honey this is a gossip site! If you think gossip is usually positive you are on the wrong site! People will say whatever they feel about the subject be it good, bad or ugly!

Anonymous said...

Usher and Run DMC better pay Ike Turner Sr. his money or they "gonna be frying fish tomorrow!"

BloggerDisplayName said...

good for him, these youngins dont know how to compose shit but sure know how to "sample"

pay up nicca

zeeedeee said...

This boy is NOT aging very well..never would have thought it

yeahboi said...

u got me rofl @ 3:39PM

yeahboi said...

u got me rofl @ 3:39PM

Anonymous said...

That's right, get your money, Pops! Don't let them fuck over you like that.

Anonymous said...

LOL, people kill me when they get on an artist going after another artist for thief. It is copyright infringement, it ain't like they owe him on a bill and he got 2 years to get his money. These might be album cuts and he just got around to listening to their music, hell who knows. Pay the man, people obviously know they are in the wrong if they settling.

Anonymous said...

Uhm, Snitch! What was the settlement?
Also did you know Syl Johnson is a veteran of sample-based lawsuits, having taken the Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, Kid Rock, and even Michael Jackson to court.

Anonymous said...

Johnson has pursued previous legal action against rappers. His $29 million lawsuit against Cypress Hill was dismissed in 2008 on the technicality that sound recordings made before February 15, 1972 are not subject to copyright protection under the Copyright Act. The singer later sued his legal team for malpractice after the ruling was upheld by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Damn, Suing ass Syl

Anonymous said...

tameka should have been put to death a long time ago. Everyday she lives is a bonus. She should have been put down in a painful fashion.

Moonrise said...

If its his music, he can sue any dam time he feel like it...there should be no law to protect an artist who has stolen, i mean sampled another artist music. 1952, 72, 92...if the original artist is alive they should receive revenues.

Anonymous said...

@1:47 Acquaint yourself with the law of Statue of Limitations. You can’t make up laws as you go along. Make sure that your elected officials are getting laws you want on the books. IJS

Anonymous said...

Dead at him suing ever damn body. Even his legal team!! Syl don't play...

Anonymous said...

Those thieves knew what they were supposed to do before they hit the record button.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:30 PM, Tell that to her children. All of them.

Anonymous said...

It gets a little tire with the personal attacks on Usher every time there is a post about this man
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Bitch grow a pair. Not everyone is a fan. And 12:30, what the FUCK does this post have to do with Tameka's ass?

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