Ahmad Jamal, a giant in the Jazz scene, has died. The legendary pianist performed well into his 80s and was sampled heavily in Hip-Hop.
British singer Rick Astley sues Minnesota rapper Yung Gravy over vocal imitation on the viral hit song "Betty (Get Money)."
Producers Madlib and Mark Ronson joined forces with The Coca-Cola Company for the innovative Recycled Records EP.
Kelis caught wind of Beyoncé sampling one of her older songs for her upcoming album, Renaissance, and feels like she was blindsided.
A New Orleans producer has filed a lawsuit against Drake and fellow hometown artist Big Freedia, alleging that the pair stole one of his tracks for the “Nice For What” track. Sam Skully says a track he produced in 2000 was lifted for the Canadian superstar’s smash, and he’s also going after Drake over “In […]
A soul singer from the ’60s is angling for a big payday after bringing a lawsuit against Virginia producer Timbaland for sampling one of his tracks for a pair of songs. Ernie Hines filed a $2 million lawsuit against Timbaland, who used the original recording to create songs for Jay-Z and Ginuwine separately.
Chance The Rapper is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit from lawyer and jazz musician Abdul Wali Muhammad, who says the rapper lifted his music.
Drake found himself on the business end of a lawsuit in 2014 after the estate of Jimmy Smith went after the Canadian superstar over a sample used in the track “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2” from 2013’s Nothing Was The Same. A judge ruled in favor of Drizzy after supporting the fact that the rapper’s […]
Today marks what would’ve been the 34th birthday of the legendary Aaliyah Dana Haughton. Although she’s been gone for close to twelve years, her impact is still felt today.