Kanye West Kanye West Sued Over “New Slaves"

Started by Ordinary Joel, May 21, 2016, in Kanye West Add to Reading List

  1. Ordinary Joel
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    Ordinary Joel Found a new way to flow

    May 21, 2016
    via Pitchfork

    http://pitchfork.com/news/65617-kanye-west-sued-over-new-slaves/?mbid=social_twitter

    by Sheldon Pearce
    Associate Staff Writer

    Hungarian composer Gabor Presser is reportedly asking for at least $2.5 million

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    Kanye West is being sued over the Yeezus single "New Slaves." Hungarian composer Gabor Presser is claiming that he is owed money for a sample that was used at the end of the track, TMZreports. Presser says that Kanye reached out for permission to use the sample and that he agreed, but only on the condition that a formal deal would be arranged. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Kanye sent Presser a $10,000 advance, but the check was never cashed. Now, Presser is asking for at least $2.5 million.

    This isn't the first time Kanye has been sued over a Yeezussample. Back in 2013, Ponderosa Twins Plus One singer Ricky Spicer said he wasn't properly compensated for the sample used in "Bound 2." Earlier this year, Kanye and TIDAL were both sued by disgruntled fans who claimed they were deceived into signing up for the service. Kanye West's album, The Life of Pablo, was initially pegged as a TIDAL exclusive, drawing subscribers, but was soon after released to outlets like Apple Music and Spotify.
     
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  2. BLKK SKN HD
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    BLKK SKN HD When you said "It was over"

    May 22, 2016
    Just saw the article. Crazy.
     
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  3. Connor
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    May 22, 2016
    Sample and the sampled song are both great. Ye should have sorted it properly before the album release
     
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  4. Jakey
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    Jakey You Reckon

    May 23, 2016
    Give this man a break, he already 50mil in debt. :wow2:
     
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    boyz n the suburbs In my city, I'm a young God

    May 23, 2016
    Why'd he wait so long? :ummmm:
     
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