Lord Finesse, Mac Miller go back and forth over ‘Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza’ lawsuit | Music News

Hip-hop legend Lord Finesse and leader of the new school Mac Miller are currently engaged in a dispute. Last night, Finesse filed a $10million lawsuit against Miller over his 2010 K.I.D.S. mixtape track “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” – a song that was key in launching the young rapper’s career – over it’s use of his “Hip 2 Da Game” instrumental.

According to Courthouse News Service, Finesse cited “copyright infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, interference, deceptive trade practices, and a number of related state law claims” as the reasons behind his lawsuit. The producer also claimed that Mac, his label, Rostrum Records, and DatPiff, the site which hosted K.I.D.S., ignored a cease and desist letter over the track he issued earlier this month.

He added on Twitter:

Slow to respond, Miller finally reacted to the issue on Twitter earlier today. The Pittsburgh native claimed he only wanted to pay homage with his “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” cover, and apparently he and Finesse spoke on the phone after the track’s release and “cleared the air”. In his defense, he added that the D.I.T.C. member had never cleared the original sample on his ’95 version.

You can read his tweets, in chronological order, below.

But the story doesn’t end there, folks. Just moments ago, Lord Finesse took to Twitter himself to further respond. Despite showing appreciation for Mac’s support and wishing him well for the future, he still feels hard-done by having seen one of his finest works replicated. Like the man says himself, let’s hope these two solve the matter outside of Twitter.

SoulCulture will update you with more details as they become available.

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