You’re not a real rapper unless you’re sued for one of these three reasons: Illegal sampling, child support or back taxes.
Kendrick Lamar is being accused of improper sampling on “Keisha’s Song (Her Pain).”
The plaintiff in the case is Woolfsongs Limited, a U.K. company that manages the works of Eric Woolfson and his platinum-selling music group, The Alan Parsons Project. Woolfsongs asserts that “Keisha’s Song” incorporates the group’s song “Old and Wise” without consent.
The complaint says that resolution of the matter was attempted with Lamar’s reps in April 2014, but no settlement resulted and the defendants became unresponsive.
Woolfsongs Limited is seeking an undisclosed amount of money in the form of compensatory damages.
Listen to Kendrick’s “Keisha’s Song” below.
The Alan Parsons Project’s “Old And Wise.”
Cred: Hollywood Reporter