Kendrick Lamar sued by Woolfsongs Limited for failing to get a sample cleared on his 2011 fan-favorite.
Woolfsongs Limited, which manages the works of progressive rock artist Eric Woolfson and his band The Alan Parsons Project, is seeking an injunction and an award of compensatory damages for what they believe is an improper sample of their 1982 single “Old and Wise.” While their music hasn't exactly carried to modern times, The Alan Parsons Project actually released four platinum albums in the 1980s; their biggest hit in the US, "Prime Time," cracked the top five on the Billboard charts.
The lawsuit says that the parties discussed the matter in April, but that it was not settled.
"Keisha's Song" is a fan-favorite off of Kendrick's critically-acclaimed debut album Section.80. The album has sold 130,000 copies since it was released on July 2nd, 2011.
Check out Alan Parsons Project’s “Old and Wise” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Keisha’s Song (Her Pain)” below.
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