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Kanye West Common And Method Man Sued For Using Jazz Beats

Kanye West, Common and Method Man and their record companies are the subject of a $1 million lawsuit surrounding their use of a sample.

According to Billboard, the daughter of late jazz musician Joe Farrell is accusing the emcees of using Farrell’s music without his approval.

The lawsuit said that each of the artists named used Farrell’s 1974 composition “Upon This Rock” in separate songs: West’s “Gone,” Common’s “Chi-City” and Method Man and Redman’s “Run 4 Cover.”

The lawsuit, filed by Kathleen Firrantello in U.S. District Court in New York, is seeking punitive damages of $1 million and asks that no further copies of the songs be made, sold or performed.

According to the article, none of the record companies or representatives for West, Common and Method Man were immediately available for comment.

06.15.08 9:18 pm [ delete ]
Shit like this happens when ppl come up; others hate & try to bring em down. Besides, to them 1 Million aint shit, they can make that in a day with another hit.
06.09.08 7:16 am [ delete ]
PEOPLE WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR A QUICK COME UP... SHE SAW AN OPPORTUNITY AND IS RUNNING WITH IT... THEY WILL PROBABLY END UP SETTLING OUT OF COURT...
06.08.08 1:20 pm [ delete ]
These guys are making so much money, especially Kanye and Common...they aint going to get shit....
05.29.08 12:03 pm [ delete ]
thats shiitty!
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