Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MUSIC NEWS: Lord Finesse Sues Mac Miller Over Mix Tape

Mac Miller is by far one of the hottest new emcees to debut on the music scene. With his hit 'Loud' tearing up the Hip Hop charts and support of front man Pharrell Williams, Mac is destined for greatness. 

He recently released a mixtape which sampled a previous artist music and is now looking to cough up 10 MIL. 

Check out the allegations below...

Lord Finesse (born Robert Hall) has been rapping since the late 1980s, and led the popular New York hip-hop crew Diggin in the Crates (D.I.T.C.), in addition to having a solo career and writing for rappers like Biggie Smalls and Dr. Dre.

     In 1995, Finesse released his hit song "Hip 2 Da Game," which is the subject of his lawsuit against Mac Miller in federal court in Manhattan.

     "This is a case about a teenage rapper- Mac Miller- copying the music from a song written, produced and performed by Lord Finesse, a hip hop legend, changing the title and then distributing it under his own name in order to launch his music career," the complaint states.

     Mac Miller released his version of "Hip 2 Da Game" on a "mix tapes," a term used to describe free music distributed by up-and-coming rappers.

     The "mix tape" strategy has been favored by many rappers and hip hop producers in recent years. Rappers often record new rhymes over the instrumental tracks of older, popular rap songs and distribute the music for free.

     Finesse, whose real name is Robert Hall, sued the website, which is one of the best known distributors of free mix tapes from new rappers, and Miller's label, Rostrum Records.
     Miller's real name is Malcolm McCormick.


In case you're not familiar with Mack check out his video below! This is one of my favorite tracks right now. I wish him all the best and hope he comes out on top with this one. 10 MIL is a bit absurd, although I have not read the fine print I think dude is just trying to make a come up.


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