Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2” Sample

As the saying goes “imitation is the highest form of flattery.” Yet this has not always been the case with Hip Hop and sampling. Kanye West, fashion mogul/producer/rapper, finds himself in some hot water with his most recent form of flattery. Rick Spicer, a member of the early 70’s band Ponderosa Twins Plus One, has brought suit against Kanye West for his use of Spicer’s voice on Mr. West’s song “Bound 2.” Mr. Spicer alleges that Kanye West did not ask for permission when he sampled and used Spicer’s voice taken from the original song entitled “Bound.” “Bound” vs. “Bound 2” below:

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– Kali Madden

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