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Kanye West sued over illegal use of samples

Kanye West is being sued following claims of using samples 'illegally' on his 2011 album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.'

According to, a complaint against the rapper has been filed by New Orleans’ pianist Eddie Bo’s Tuf America label after a portion of their artist's track, ‘Hook and Sling Part 1,’ was used on both 'Who Will Survive In America' and 'Lost In The World.'

Although West’s label Roc-A-Fella and parent company Universal Music Group paid a license fee of $62,500 for the rights to use the track on his fifth studio album, Tuf America argue that they failed and refused to confirm licence agreements that accounted for other uses of the sample.

The label, who sued the Beastie Boys for a similar copyright claim the day before Adam Yauch died of cancer, are now seeking an undisclosed amount for copyright infringement. 




Listen to Who Will Survive In America below: