Kanye West gets sued for illegal sampling by Hip Hop legend
Kanye West is facing legal repercussions from the company that owns the rights to Hip Hop legend, KRS-One’s late eighties supergroup Boogie Down Productions after a month of numerous companies dropping him due to hate speech and even losing his billionaire status.
It all comes back to “Life of the Party,” the song Ye produced that featured an Andre 3000 verse but was left off the Donda album.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the company owns the copyright to BDP’s iconic diss track “South Bronx,” and Kanye never received permission to sample the song when he released the “Donda” track on the Stem Player.
According to the lawsuit, Ye and his partner Alex Klein raked in around $2.2 million dollars with sales from the Stem Player in just the first days of its release and that, although they had been approached to license the sample, an agreement was never reached.