Wu Tang Clan Members Accused of Illegal Sampling

A report has surfaced that names Wu Tung Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and RZA as defendants in a suit accusing them of illegal sampling. The accuser is Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records. The track in question is “New Wu” from ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II, a Raekwon solo album released in […]

Diplo teams up with Legitmix for ‘Mad Legit’

Sampling legend and mixmaster Diplo has unleashed a brand new project that looks to transform the world of sampling as we know it. He has teamed up with the company Legitmix, that allows musicians to legally sample music from other artists, sell it, without dealing with the hectic sample-clearing process. In an effort to spread […]

Lil Wayne & Birdman sued (again)

Next time you’re listening to a Lil Wayne or Birdman song and think, “Wow, this beat is great,” maybe it would be a grand idea to put a dollar in an envelope and mail it to the producer because it seems that’s the only way anyone working with Young Money gets paid anymore. For the […]

DJ Shadow premieres “I Gotta Rokk”

DJ Shadow has partnered with Some Kind Of Awesome to debut his new song, “I Gotta Rokk.” Click here to stream the track. “I Gotta Rokk” will be released this fall on Shadow’s next EP.

Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin” could go to court

Don’t be confused by the headline. No, there hasn’t been a time warped to the early millennium, this is simply a story no one could have anticipated. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jay-Z may soon find himself in court over claims he illegally sampled another track for his smash hit “Big Pimpin.” You can read […]