Kanye West accused of illegal sampling on ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

Kanye West is being sued for an undisclosed amount of money for illegally sampling copyrighted material on two songs from his 2010 solo album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

The two songs in question are “Who Will Survive in America” and “Lost in the World,” both of which used segments of New Orleans rhythm and blues legend Eddie Bo’s “Hook & Sling” parts 1 and 2, and Record label TufAmerica Inc. claims it bought the rights to these songs in 1996.

Roc-A-Fella and Universal Music Group reportedly paid TufAmerica $62,500 in licensing fees back in 1996 but “failed and refused to enter into written license agreements that accounted for their multiple other uses of [‘Hook & Sling’],” according to the filed complaint in federal court.

No stranger to legal troubles, this is the fifth time that West is facing sampling issues. The superstar was sued for $500,000 by Robert Poindexter of the Persuaders back in April for the use of their song “Trying Girls Out” for his remix of Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls.”

Kanye West has yet to release a statement on the situation.

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