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Cypress Hill Wins Round in Syl Johnson Sampling Case
While Syl Johnson may be one of soul music's most revered voices, the legendary singer has lost yet another round in his lengthy copyright battle with rap group Cypress Hill.
Johnson first sued Cypress Hill for copyright infringement back in 2003, accusing the West Coast rappers of illegally sampling…
Lil Wayne Ends Royalty Feud With ‘Lollipop’ Producer
Lil Wayne's Cash Money Records has finally resolved royalty disputes with the producers of two of Weezy's biggest hits.
Having reconciled with estranged 'A Milli' producer Bangladesh, who turned around and handed Weezy his hot new single, '6'7,' it is now being rep…
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...
Name That Tune: Songs Notorious for Their Use of Sampling
Once controversial, the practice of sampling is now generally regarded as a viable artistic method of production and a mostly legitimate commercial endeavor. Good public reception of a sample-use often depends on a combination of factors including what is sampled, who is sampled, and how that sample…
Erykah Badu Clears Paul McCartney Sample Via Twitter
Eccentric singer Erykah Badu took a break from her usual routine of new-age/healing-related tweets to put out a call for help in clearing a sample by former Beatle Paul McCartney.
Just hours before her album's deadline, Badu begged her Twitter followers for a connection to Sir Paul...
DJ Kay Slay Sued for Copyright Infringement
DJ Kay Slay, aka "The Drama King," aka "Slap Your Favorite DJ," is being taken to court for failing to properly clear a sample. The copyright infringement allegedly appears on 'Angels Around Me,' a song from his 'Street Sweeper Volume 2: The Pain Fr…
Bone Thugs, Akon and Swizz Beatz Sued for Illegal Sample
Multi-platinum rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, mega-singer Akon and producer Swizz Beatz are being sued by Fort Worth, Texas music publisher, Songster.
The publisher claims that Bone, Swizz and Akon illegally used portions of a 1978 Hare-Krishna influenced song called 'When The Day Will Come (ak…