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Kanye West, Common, Method Man & Redman All Sued Over Jazz Samples

Rappers Kanye West, Method Man, Redman, Common and their record companies were sued on Thursday by late U.S. jazz musician Joe Farrell’s daughter, who accused them of using her father’s music without approval. The lawsuit, filed by Kathleen Firrantello in the U.S. District Court in New York, names the rappers along with various labels owned by Universal Music Group.

None of the record companies or representatives for the rappers were immediately available for comment. The lawsuit said all the rappers used portions of Farrell’s 1974 musical composition “Upon This Rock” in three separate songs, West in “Gone,” Common in “Chi-City” and Method Man and Redman in their song “Run 4 Cover.”

May 23, 2008 - Posted by | News | , , , , ,

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