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[New Editorial] 15 Times Rappers Were Sued Over Beats In The Past Year By XXL Magazine

Posted By The Certified Genius With the recent coming out of Eminem being sued for an uncleared sample on his Marshall Mathers LP 2 record with “Rap God”, XXL Magazine has compiled a list of fifteen examples when hip-hop artists… read more

[News] Takes Legal Action Against Pharrell Williams For His ‘i am OTHER’ Brand

Posted By The Certified Genius The Black Eyed Peas own is pursuing legal action against Pharrell Williams because of Pharrell’s i am OTHER brand. According to Will, he is the holder and owner of the copyright to the phrase “I… read more

[News] RZA Files Lawsuit Against Pianist Over Sample Infringement Claim Via Billboard

Posted By The Certified Genius RZA has taken the offensive position of a legal matter and filed a lawsuit against a pianist (Meiko Kaji) who claims that RZA illegally sampled his piano melody for Kanye West’s… read more

[News] Raekwon Sued Over Uncleared Sample In “The New Wu”.

Sample clearances can be a PITA. Bridgeport Music/Westbound Records recently filed suit against the Wu-Tang emcee over an uncleared sample used in his song “The New Wu” off 2009’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. 2. The song,… read more

Drake Denies Wrongdoing in Marvin’s Room Royalties Case

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Drake was in some hot water for his song “Marvin’s Room.” Ericka Lee, whose voice is used on the song, is suing Drizzy for her royalties. However, Drake’s camp insists that the… read more

Producers Kinetics & One Love Being Sued For B.o.B’s “Airplanes”

A songwriter has filed a lawsuit against a production duo who claimed sole responsibility for producing B.o.B.’s hit single “Airplanes.” Christine Dominguez filed a lawsuit against Jeremy Dussolliet (Kinetics) and Tim Sommers (One Love), who… read more

Lil Wayne Ordered To Turn Over Records In Lawsuit

Lil Wayne was ordered by a federal magistrate on Wednesday (March 18) to turn over financial records for his multiplatinum album Tha Carter III to a publisher accusing him of copyright infringement. According to The… read more