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Jay Z Caught In The Middle Of Huge Legal Battle

Posted By on November 8, 2013

 Jay Z better start lining up his legal team for the latest lawsuit about to come his way. According to reports, Jay could be in the middle of a huge lawsuit due to using a sample for his 2009 banger, “Run This Town”, without having permission.

Reports of the lawsuit were released on the internet this week.

Jay Z is being sued for allegedly sampling Eddie Bo’s 1969 single Hook and Sling – Part 1 without permission. TufAmerica, the label representing Bo, claims that the sample appears in Jay Z’s 2009 single Run This Town, which also featured Rihanna and co-producer Kanye West. The track featured on Jay Z’s 11th album, The Blueprint 3, and was a No 1 single in the UK. TufAmerica, who have owned the rights to the track since 1996, are seeking proceeds from Run This Town, damages and a court order to halt “further distribution and exploitation” of the song. Bo was a New Orleans pianist whose records incorporated jazz, blues, funk and soul. He died in 2009. The lawsuit, filed in New York, names Jay Z, his label Roc-A-Fella Records and several other companies as defendants. (The Guardian)


  • Real Talk

    She’s too old to be a lessy


    Album Is good For Going To Sleep Too! Def Not One of Hovas Best

  • ursocalledgod

    sooooo he DID give hime 20 million..smh an advance is just like a loan and it came out of rock nations / jays pockets. he never said he gifted him anything.