Friday, May 23, 2008

Kanye and Common Getting Sued

From That'sHipHop: Kanye West, Common, Method Man & Redman, and their respective labels are being sued by the daughter of late jazz musician Joe Farrell for appropriating a sample from one of his records without permission. Kathleen Firrantello, Farrell’s daughter, is the rappers for using a sample from Farrell’s "Upon This Rock." Also named in the suit are the rappers’ labels, all part of Universal Music Group. The sample allegedly appears in the Kanye’s "Gone," Common’s "Chi-Town" and Method Man and Redman’s "Run for Cover." Firrantello is seeking a million dollars in damages and an injunction against additional copies of the song being sold or performed.

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