So last week it emerged that a producer by the name of Lord Finesse is suing Phittsburg rapper Mac Miller $10 Million for ‘ilegally’ ( I use this word lightly) sampling Hip2TheGame song in on Mac’s Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza on the K.I.D.S mixtape - a free mixtape, I repeat a free mixtape – let the word FREE be bookmark for you.
The lawsuit that the producer has reportedly submitted to the New York federal court last Monday (9th July) claims “copyright infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, interference “ etc..
Lord Finesse, gov name Robert Hall has also sued leading mixtape distrubition website Datpiff.com for offering Mac’s mixtape available for download.
Ok, hopefully by now your clued up with whats going on with this situation if you didnt know nothing before. Now Im struggling to see the sense in this case – let me go on..
Rostrum Records and Mac Miller has said in unison that Finesse was made fully aware of his Hip2DaGame song being sampled and to be featured on his K.I.D.S mixtape which was released in 2010.
Lord Finesse has known about “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” for a long time and never objected to the use. For some reason, he has very recently changed his mind. – Rostrum
Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and cleared the air – Mac Miller
Second of all, K.I.D.S was a FREE mixtape, meaning that it was only for promotional use and not for sale - Mac Miller nor his label made a dime of it!
And last but not least, its alledged that Finesse did not get clearance for the sample Oscar Peterson used in the song in question?
So… how can you put a lawsuit through on a production that is not only free but is not completely his? :-S….
Nicki Minaj has recently signed a major endorsement deal with Adidas and will be leading their 2012 winter campaign. Check out Nicki here looking colourful and sexy with her rainbow looking puffer coat, pink jeggins and yellow stockings. This pic is from an advert she shot with Adidas in Brooklyn, New York a few days ago.
The Pink Friday rapper is certaintly kicking her competition where it hurts! Take that bitches!