Kanye West Sued $500,000 For Unauthorized Use Of Sample On A Mixtape
Days after Syl Johnson settles, The Persuaders seek damages for using their music on Kanye West's 2006 "Freshman Adjustment 2" mixtape in the form of a familiar sample.
Less than one month after settling a sample lawsuit with Syl Johnson, Kanye West was served with a new copyright lawsuit. According to AllHipHop.com, the producer/emcee is being sued for $500,000 by The Persuaders' Robert "Bobby" Poindexter.
The March 27 court filing accuses West of wrongfully using the 1970s New York R&B group's "Trying Girls Out" for his 2006 Freshman Adjustment 2 mixtape, on the cover version of "Girls, Girls, Girls." Curiously, the same sample was previously cleared the work with permission, for the Just Blaze production of the song on Jay-Z's 2001 album, The Blueprint - an album West also worked extensively on.
AllHipHop.com quoted Poindexter as claiming that West has previously refused out-of-court settlements.