Jay Z has been hit with a copyright lawsuit by a New York City record label, who claims the rap mogul used an unlicensed sample for his 2009 hit “Run This Town,” which features Rihanna and Kanye West.
TufAmerica filed the a copyright infringement lawsuit in Manhattan court on Wednesday (November 6), claiming Jay Z sampled "Hook & Sling", a 1969 tune by singer Eddie Bo and producer Al Scramuzza, without their permission. The company is seek monetary proceeds and wants further distribution of “Run This Town” halted.
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