Beastie Boys sued over tracks on 'Licensed To Ill' and 'Paul's Boutique'

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The Beastie Boys were hit with a lawsuit just one day before Adam “MCA” Yauch died of cancer on May 4. Tuf America claims the rap trio illegally sampled two of Trouble Funk’s songs, and used portions of them to compose four songs, two on their classic debut album Licensed To Ill, and two on their acclaimed Paul’s Boutique. AllHipHop News:

(AllHipHop News) The Beastie Boys have been hit with lawsuit over four tracks, two on their landmark debut album Licensed To Ill and two from their follow-up, Paul’s Boutique.

HipHop/R&B label Tuf America filed the lawsuit against all members of the Beastie Boys on May 3, just one day before member Adam “MCA” Yauch died from cancer on May 4.

Tuf America filed the lawsuit in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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