Veteran rapper and producer Robert “Lord Finesse” Hall is suing rising star Mac Miller for using one of his songs without permission. Lord Finesse says that the Pittsburgh rapper profited from the unauthorized use of his beat and it helped launch his career. He now wants the rapper, the site that made his mixtape available, and the record label to pay up. Allhiphop.com reports:
Hip-Hop icon, producer and founder of the D.I.T.C. rap crew Lord Finesse is suing Mac Miller for $10 million for reportedly using the beat to his 1995 song “Hip 2 the Game,” which the producer claims essentially launched the 20-year old Pittsburgh native’s career. According to reports, the $10 million suit, which alleges “copyright infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, interference, deceptive trade practices, and a number of related state law claims, was filed in a New York federal court on Monday (July 9) against Mac.
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