As reported in HYPE a few months back, rapper Mac Miller was sued by legendary producer Lord Finesse for a staggering $10 milli! Finesse claimed that Miller used his 1995 beat ‘Hip 2 Da Game’ without permission, sampling it for his breakout single ‘Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza’.
Miller went on to tell media how he tried to contact the producer several times and claims to have received permission from Finesse himself. How ironic that after going number one with his album, a lawsuit would unfold?
Either way, this controversial legal entanglement between the two has finally been resolved, with Miller being ordered by a New York judge to settle the $10 million copyright infringement. Nobody knows exactly how much Finesse will get, as the settlement conference process is kept confidential and only disclosed to the two parties as well as the judge.
And seriously though Finesse, talk about greed (how you gonna sue for $10 milli when Miller made the Forbes list for raking in only $6,5 mill?) Trying to bankrupt a rapper over one sample? Come on…