According to Huffington Post, Kanye West is being sued the label TufAmerica, who claims West illegally sampled portions of a 1969 song by New Orleans legend and jazz pianist Eddie Bo. TufAmerica claims to have bought rights to the song over 15 years ago:
A New York label is suing Kanye West, claiming the Grammy-winning rapper illegally used portions of a 1969 song by New Orleans legend Eddie Bo on his No. 1 2010 album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In its complaint, TufAmerica says two tracks on “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” — “Who Will Survive in America?” and “Lost in the World” — include a bit of “Hook and Sling, Part 1” by Eddie Bo, which TufAmerica says it bought the rights to more than 15 years ago.
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