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Cash Money Reportedly Sued For $3.3 Million In Unpaid Sample Royalties
Birdman is a blackbelt in ripping people off. So it is shouldn't come as a surprise that his label Cash Money is now being sued for $3.3 million for unpaid sample royalties.
James Blake Talks Beyonce Collab & Not Clearing Sample For Drake
UK singer and electronic music virtuoso James Blake has become a household name in the hip-hop world as he has made fans out of stars like Kanye West and Chance the Rapper.
N.O.R.E. Helped Drake & 40 Clear DMX Sample On "VIEWS"
Word just got out that DMX is working on a new album that will apparently feature Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, and Dr. Dre.
Gangsta Walk SNBRN Feat. Nate Dogg
L.A.'s SNBRN, producer of "sunset house," was lucky enough to get his hands on an unreleased Nate Dogg acapella, licensed to him by the estate of the late g-funk legend, for his latest track, "Gangsta Walk." Upon listening to this highly catchy acapella, which
Drake Responds To Kanye West Sampling His Uncle On "No More Parties In L.A."
Kanye West's "No More Parties In L.A." was a pretty exhilarating first listen, but there's one cool Easter egg on the track that wasn't immediately evident (unless you happen to be the world's biggest Drake stan).
Universal Is Being Sued Over Justin Timberlake & Jay Z's "Suit & Tie"
Universal Music Group is being sued over a potentially unauthorized sample used in Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," which featured Jay Z and was produced by Timbaland. The single peaked at No.
Jay Z & Beyoncé Win "Drunk In Love" Lawsuit Against Hungarian Singer
Beyoncé and Jay Z have won a lawsuit against a Hungarian singer known as Mitsou, reports PageSix.
Adele Goes Hip-Hop: 10 Tracks That Sample Her Music
With her new album slated for release later this month, Adele's name is on the tip of everybody's tongue.
Jay Z Requests His Wealth Be Hidden From The Jury In "Big Pimpin'" Lawsuit
Jay Z is being sued over a sample from his 2000 hit single, "Big Pimpin'," and while he couldn't stop the case from going to court he is trying to keep things as controlled as he can.
Action Bronson Sued By Salsa Group Over Uncleared Samples
Action Bronson has been known to keep things unconventional when it comes to sampling, and one of the styles he's been able to make work for him is salsa.
Jay Z & Timbaland Expected To Testify In "Big Pimpin" Lawsuit
Jay Z and Timbaland are headed to court over their 1999 hit, "Big Pimpin" off Jay's album Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter.
Happy Birthday Miles: 10 Miles Davis Samples In Hip-Hop
On May 26, 1926, Miles Davis was born in small-town Illinois. He would go on to change the course of music with a nearly 50-year career centered in jazz.
Listen To The Tupac Interview Sampled On Kendrick Lamar's "Mortal Man"
One of the most interesting moments on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly comes in the lengthy closer, "Mortal Man," when he simulates a conversation with Tupac by sampling a rare interview with the West Coast legend.
Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Single "i" [Update: Full Interview With Power 106 Added]
Kendrick Lamar made sure we started off our day on a positive note, with the release of his new single "i." We say positive note, because even though the song may not be what you were expecting, there's no denying that it contains an inspirational message.
Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Leaks Early, Samples "Baby Got Back"
Nicki Minaj's new The Pink Print single "Anaconda" was originally supposed to be released on July 28th, but following the artwork hype the rapper announced a pushback, saying that it would arrive on iTunes on August 4th.
Damn Son, Where'd You Find This: 10 Unexpected Samples In Hip-Hop
When sampling, producers usually try to find obscure and/or rare source material to draw from, both because they don't want listeners to associate their final product with a song they already know, and because they'd likely to avoid copyright issues.
Beyonce Slammed By NASA For Using Challenger Crash Audio In "XO"
Beyonce's self-titled visual album took the world by storm in recent weeks, as the new mother showed off her curves and her voice throughout the LP.
Kanye West Sued Over Sample In "Bound 2"
Kanye West's "Bound 2" was definitely one of the more well-received tracks off Yeezus, thus Ye has gone ahead to push it as his next single. However, it looks like the track is facing some legal trouble, as a former child star is suing Yeezy over a sample.
Origins: The Samples From Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
Eminem took things back to basics on his new LP. The Detroit rapper recruited one of Hip Hop's pioneers, Rick Rubin, to help him channel some classic sounds and ideas, many of which came through sampling.
Origins: The Samples From Danny Brown's "OLD"
OLD is Detroit emcee Danny Brown's third studio project, released on October 8th via Fool's Gold Records. The audience rating on our review of the album stands at 85%, and we feel it's one of the better offerings of 2013, both sonically and lyrically.