Somehow I feel like Jigga is going to beat this case but apparently the sample in his banger ‘Run This Town’ w/ Kanye West and Rihanna, was not cleared.
Reports the New York Daily News:
TufAmerica Inc. socked the Brooklyn rapper and his record companies with a copyright infringement lawsuit Wednesday, claiming he illegally sampled a funky late 1960s jam without permission to jazz up the hit 2009 track “Run This Town.” The miffed label argues Jay Z should face the music because it owns the exclusive rights to “Hook & Sling,” a 1969 number by singer Eddie Bo and producer Al Scramuzza. “Run This Town,” which also features Rihanna and Kanye West, samples “Hook & Sling” dozens of times, the federal suit alleges.
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