Contact Us

Snoop Dogg Sued by Miles Davis Bassist

Earlier this week, Snoop Dogg was slapped with a lawsuit filed in Michigan by respected bass player and vocalist Michael Henderson.

Henderson played extensively with Miles Davis late in his career, and also recorded with many other jazz and soul artists, including Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. He also enjoyed a successful solo career as a bassist and vocalist, releasing eight albums from 1976-86.

On Tuesday, July 6, Henderson’s lawyers filed suit against Snoop and fellow Cali rappers MC Eiht, Goldie Lo and Kam, along with Snoop’s Doggystyle Records and Universal Music, for illegally sampling the song ‘Riding‘ from his 1979 album ‘Do It All.’ The funky disco song was allegedly used on a mixtape by Snoop & co. called ‘Flashbacks,’ which the suit claims was used to promote Snoop’s 2008 album ‘Ego Trippin’. Additionally Henderson’s lawyers charge that Snoop’s ‘Hands on the Wheel’ also incorporated elements from ‘Riding,’ and was similarly used to promote Snoop’s West Fest tour in 2008.

According to the leaked court documents, Henderson is seeking an unspecified amount of damages for copyright infringement, unjust enrichment and unfair competition. Snoop has yet to comment regarding the case, but he’s not alone. A separate lawsuit filed by Henderson targets Murs and 9th Wonder for the same reasons.

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheBoombox

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!