Action Bronson Sued for Using Salsa Group’s Music Without Permission
Looks like Action Bronson's penchant for quirky samples is coming back to haunt him.
The rapper is reportedly being sued by salsa group El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico for sampling two of their songs without permission. According to TMZ, the tracks Bronson used are "Falsaria" and "Trampolin," which were used in his songs "Mofongo" and "Tapas," respectively.
"Mofongo" appeared on Bronson's first project, Bon Appetit... Bitch!!!!!!!!!!, in 2011, which is currently available for purchase on iTunes. "Tapas" appeared on the Queens native's 2012 Blue Chips mixtape.
It has been a roller coaster year for the MC, who released his debut album, Mr. Wonderful, in March. While he announced in February that his "F---, That's Delicious" web series will be heading to cable television for its second season, last month found him making headlines for a more negative reason.
Bronson was verbally attacked by Ghostface Killah in a vlog as a result of making disrespectful comments in an interview with ESPN. The vlog led to a confrontation between Bronson and Wu-Tang Clan's Popa Wu outside of Sean Price's memorial service last week. And let's not forget about the petition that began circulating online in May, demanding that Bronson be removed from the NXNE Festival in Toronto due to offensive lyrics in his song "Consensual Rape."
Thus far, this is the first time Bronson has been sued for sample clearance issues. Back in 2012, he was sued by a European booking agency for canceled tour dates.
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