Drake Sued for Illegally Sampling Jazz Track on ‘Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2’
Drake has been hit with a copyright-infringement lawsuit over his ‘Nothing Was the Same’ track ‘Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music 2.’
On the Jay Z-assisted song, it features a 35-second opening monologue, which was sampled from James “Jimmy” Smith’s jazz song ‘Jimmy Smith Rap.’ Although in the liner notes, it mentions that the sample was cleared, the estate of the late jazz legend claim that it’s not true.
In their lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, they insist that no one gave Drizzy permission to sample Smith’s 1982 song for his tune, ‘Pound Cake / Paris Morton 2.’
The estate is suing Drake, Cash Money Records, Universal Records and other parties for over $300,000.
Attorneys for Drake had no comment on the matter.
Listen to Jimmy Smith’s ‘Jimmy Smith Rap’
Listen to Drake’s ‘Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music’