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Kanye West Sued For Samples

Kanye West

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Reports have surfaced that rapper Kanye West is facing a law suit alleging that he used samples that weren’t paid for on his  2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.  Billboard.com reports that label TufAmerica claims that West sampled pieces of a song called “Hook and Sling, Part 1” by pianist Eddie Bo in his tracks “Who Will Survive In America?”, “Lost in the World,” and  the music video for his single “Runaway.”  According to the suit that was filed in Manhattan Federal Court in New York, executives at West’s label Roc-A-Fella paid a licence fee to use a portion of the track, but failed to complete clearence that permitted use of the sample. TufAmerica is seeking damages related to copyright infringement.We’ve provided all of the tracks below for you to hear for yourself.  We think it would be coold for you to take a listen and check out the sample uses yourself.

In the midst of all of all of this controversy Kanye doesn’t even seem to bat an eye.  The rap star is still riding high off of the September 14th release of his G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Cruel Summer.  Hopefully there aren’t  any problem’s that will arise with the album’s current single.   The song known as “Clique” reportedly samples James Brown’s voice, and features Big Sean, Jay-z, and a totally awesome Bruce Wayne name check.  It is great Hip Hop that should be heard.  We’ve added that below as well.  Cheers.

Eddie Bo

“Hook and Sling, Part 1”

TufAmerica Records

Kanye West

“Who Will Survive In America”

From: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

G.O.O.D. Music/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records/IDJMG

Kanye West

“Lost In The World”

From: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

G.O.O.D. Music/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records/IDJMG

Kanye West

“Runaway” (Music Video) Featuring Pusha T

From: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

G.O.O.D. Music/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records/IDJMG

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“Clique” (Explicit)

From: Cruel Summer

G..O.O.D Music/Def Jam Records/IDJMG