Eminem Sued for ‘Lookin’ Boy’ Sample on ‘Rap God’
According to TMZ, Raymond Jones, otherwise known as Raydio G in the Chicago rap group Hotstylz, claims that the Detroit rapper sampled their 2008 song, ‘Lookin’ Boy’ (aka ‘Lookin’ Ass N----’), on 'Rap God.'
Jones seeks $8 million in damages from Em and his label, Shady Records, as well as Interscope Records.
In November 2013, Hotstylz released a diss track called ‘Rap Fraud’ because they felt Eminem disrespected them for not reaching out.
"At first we was like, “Aight, cool,” but at the same time, we was like, “F--- Eminem,” because he didn’t reach out to us,” Jones told XXL magazine. “He took so much of the record. That just don’t sit right with us. The thing is they used so much of the song, he could have reached out. He could have reached out to us directly, he could have found a way to reach out to us through some kind of channel.”
“On some real s--- though, Eminem did not only use the beat to ‘Lookin Boy,’ because the track had change into our beat. But he actually used our lyrics, the style of the “Lookin Boy” song,” he continued. “And the part that he used from JJ Fad is so minimal. For him to give them credit on the album and overlook us is a slap in the face. That was just s--- on top of s---. At first you ain’t reach out through the phone. Then we look at the album. This some bulls---.
Eminem's attorneys had no comment on the legal matter.