December 23, 2013
The only good parts in Kanye West’s Bound 2 song end up being totally sampled.. And not only sampled but also used WITHOUT the original performer’s consent! Now Roc-A-Fella Records and West will have to answer to a newly filed lawsuit.
As for the suit, it names West and music companies Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def-Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group as defendants and accuses them of wrongly using the voice of a then-12-year-old taken from a ‘60s album. ‘He was their Michael Jackson,’ now-grown Ricky Spicer’s attorney said of his client.
Is this the final straw for Kanye as far as credibility goes? Or did he just pull a standard rap music move? Your comments below are greatly appreciated!