Rss Feed
Tweeter button
Facebook button
Reddit button
Myspace button
Linkedin button
Webonews button
Delicious button
Digg button
Flickr button
Stumbleupon button
Newsvine button
Youtube button

Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2″ Sample

e627bd28783e0aa5f1ee54e30248f563 Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2″ Sample

Kanye West is probably reveling in the scores of year-end accolades for his abrasive and challenging sixth studio album Yeezus, so what better way to celebrate arguably the creative high-water mark of his career than a convoluted copyright infringement case involving “Bound 2,” the song that gave this incredible video to the world?

Ricky Spicer, former pre-teen R&B lead singer of the Jackson 5-ish Ponderosa Twins Plus One, is reportedly suing West, Def Jam, Rhino, Roc-A-Fella Records,and Universal Music Group, seeking unspecified damages for common law copyright infringement.

Spicer’s group recorded “Bound”  in 1969, a sample which is used heavily in “Bound 2,” and the suit is moving forward even though the Yeezus credits cites the clearance of the sample through Rhino Entertainment and Robertson Music Group.

For the most part, it seems like Ye is in the clear of any artistic wrongdoing, and the whole thing is mostly about the lawyers working through the insanely complicated red tape of music licensing, while properly handling the folks it leaves out in the cold (Spicer).

Here’s to another year of music business bureaucracy being a big, strange mess! 2014 here we come!

[Via CNN]


You might also like

bfc825476b3c92e4982bcfb05b2cf48a Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2″ SampleKanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Leaks
Against all odds, Kanye West‘s Yeezus has leaked. OK so it was probably bound...
17453ae7d1c9dc88f72c1cdd7964b261 Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2″ SampleKanye West Got A Boo Boo (VIDEO)
Kanye West Got A Boo Boo (VIDEO)Kanye West started freaking out when the paparazzi...
f85bff47b677d29d2a52dca8fe57523e Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2″ SampleJames Franco And Seth Rogen Recreate Kanye West’s “Bound 2″ Video: Watch The Hilarious Parody
Kanye West‘s “Bound 2″ video is so ridiculous it almost spoofs...
e627bd28783e0aa5f1ee54e30248f563 Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2″ SampleKanye West’s “Bound 2″ Video: Yeezy & A Topless Kim Kardashian Make Out On A Motorcycle
Kanye West is on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show (still not sure...
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply