Kanye West Sued for Sampling Eddie Bo Music
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From the Grio.

Kanye West has reportedly been sued by music label TufAmerica, which claims that the rapper illegally sampled portions of a 1969 song by jazz pianist Eddie Bo.

The label claims that the song, “Hook and Sling, Part I“–which the label says it bought the rights to 15 years ago–was used on West’s No. 1 2010 album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” Bo’s jazz hit was reportedly used in two tracks from West’s album, as well as in one of the Grammy-award winner’s music videos.

Read more at the Grio.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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