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Kanye West hit with lawsuit over sample

WENN

Kanye West has been hit with a lawsuit over his 2005 single "Gold Digger."

According to TMZ and AllHipHop.com, Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor have accused the rapper of sampling their father's tune "Bumpin' Bus Stop" on the track without permission, and they are seeking millions of dollars in damages for copyright infringement.

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The siblings filed legal papers in California on Friday on behalf of their late father, Thunder & Lightning singer David Pryor, who transferred over the song rights to his children after he recorded the tune in 1974.

 

 

 

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Apr 11, 2013 8:47PM
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First, unless the song is a hit, it's unlikely anyone would even notice the sample.  Second,  you're assuming David Pryor's children even listen to Kanye West and/or that style of music.  Third, analysis has to be done to determine, if in fact, it is the sample.   More than likely the children, who are now in their 40's to 50's, were told about this and what course of action to take.  If they waited until the Kanye West song peaked in the charts, that's smart.  Not retarded.  Whether they're doing it for money or respect for their father's legacy is irrelevant.  

You steal somebody's music you should pay ten fold in my opinion.  These douche bags use a computer to steal someone's instrumental in a matter of minutes while the real musicians spent years and decades perfecting their craft let alone making great music with it.  I hope they get all the money from the track.

Ask The Verve what happened when they sampled a Rolling Stones track to make the song Bitter Sweet Symphony.
Apr 10, 2013 2:17PM
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If this is true, then why did they wait so damn long? Why didn't they sue when they first heard the song, which was out YEARS ago?
Apr 10, 2013 8:24AM
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they waited so because they're retarded and this people just want to get money,LOL
Apr 10, 2013 6:47AM
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they both are famous kim and kanye, and you are jealous because you can not live like them,

Kim is a beautiful woman and has all the qualities to do what she want when she want and with whomever she want,

live your life and stop criticizing others or buy yourself a mirror so you look who are you,

Apr 10, 2013 12:54AM
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Are they surprised? Hip-hoppers have no talent, so they have to actually steal someone else's music.
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