Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Kanye West Sued Over Unauthorized Sample


Kanye West is notorious for using music samples from other artists without permission or credit [click here here here and here if you missed that].

Now Yeezy is being sued over an unauthorized sample from Boogie Down Productions...

From TMZ 
According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ Hip Hop, a company says it owns the copyright to BDP’s iconic diss track "South Bronx" and claims Ye never got permission to sample the song when he released the "Donda" bonus track on the Stem Player.
The company says Ye and his partner Alex Klein sold around 11K Stem Players within the first 24 hours of its release, raking in around $2.2 million dollars ... but claims they never got permission to use the sample even though the company says Ye’s team initially reached out to try to license it.
The suit alleges the sides never came to an agreement and says Ye’s side eventually retracted its offer to license it.
However, the suit claims Ye & Co. still heavily advertised the track that used the “South Bronx” sample to promote sales of “Donda” and the Stem Player.
The song was originally leaked by Drake ahead of their patchwork reunion during J Prince’s “Free Larry Hoover” concert.
The company is now looking to block further use of the song in the track and wants Ye and Co. to hand over any profits generated off it.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kanye always wanna talk that talk about how much money he has, etc...yet, he stays allegedly stealing from folks..his wife and the other inlaws too.

Anonymous said...

his partner “alex klein??” pretty sure I know what kind of last name that is…

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the record company run by his friends make the rules? Now all of a sudden, it falls on his lap.

Anonymous said...

We always hear about these "lawsuits", but never hear the outcome. Why is that?

Kedarbenjudah said...

This is what happens when your playing tag out in the playground at recess if someone is chasing you and you slip and take a fall everybody just jumps on you while the original person who was chasing you holds you down its called a dog pile, you can tell the teacher after recess but chances are all the people who piled on will be on the same page and have a enough momentum to get a favorable outcome.

Anonymous said...

POS never pays black artists upfront for using their samples but Duran Duran and them YT ppl samples are procured upfront. N66as gotta chase this mf for blatantly stealing...
This like the 4th black person chasing this nut...

Anonymous said...

KW is everyone's pin cushion for sticking him up for money.

Anonymous said...

He received permission from Chaka Khan, but she didn't know that he was going to trash her song 'Through The Fire.'

Anonymous said...

The truth is that inflated “net worth” got exposed the minute he went at the powers that be. Now the suits combined with the lack of revenue stream will expose how much actual “money” he has.

Anonymous said...

He might quietly write a check and move on.

Anonymous said...

Ya damn right he was gonna pay Chaka ..that song was too big for blatant theft...He just did it to old soul groups, old house producers & now an old school Hip-Hop producer...Like he was just gonna get away with that classic beat "South Bronx, South, South Bronx" Pay up. And they will.since the Jewish partner from STEM already cut ties..

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