It turns out Papoose didn't have permission to sample Badu's voice for his debut album.
Papoose'sÂ debutÂ albumÂ The Nacimera Dream was stuck in developmental hell for nearly eight years until it dropped four days ago. Unfortunately,Â he's sinceÂ run into more red tape, this time overÂ unauthorized Erykah BaduÂ vocal samples on his track 'The Cure'.
Although there's been no official statement from Badu's camp, the First Lady of Neo-SoulÂ recentlyÂ took to Twitter to accuse the New York rapper ofÂ using her voice withoutÂ permission:
"This Papoose song Cure," she said. "I sang those vocals 10 years ago. That's 2 babies ago. Sheeeit. So mcs just throwing out old material- no paperwork..".Â
We can't accuse Papoose of being ignorant here -Â he raps from the perspective of cancer on the track and its message is aÂ hopeful one.Â Unfortunately, legally speaking, it seems like Badu's in the right. Dude really can't catch a break.Â
Peep the trackÂ and tweets in question below and let us know what you think:Â