Mac Miller Settles With Lord Finesse Over Sample Lawsuit
It hasn’t been in the headlines for a while, but remember when Lord Finesse flipped out and served Mac Miller with a $10 million lawsuit? If you’re having trouble remembering, let us help you out. In August 2010, Mac Miller dropped his breakthrough mixtape K.I.D.S., featuring tracks like “Nikes On My Feet” (sampling Nas‘ “The World Is Yours”) and “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” (sampling Finesse’s “Hip 2 Da Game”). Almost two years later, Lord Finesse hit Mac with the lawsuit, claiming use of an authorized sample in “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza.” Almost immediately afterwards, it seemed like the issue would clear up easily based on both artists’ twitter responses but things didn’t really go that smoothly. Finally, according to court documents, the two have come to an undisclosed settlement (some reports are putting the figure at $10 million). And as exciting as it will be to hear what the final payout will be, the more pressing question on everyone’s mind is what precedent will be set for the mixtape as a form of releasing hip-hop music. Share your thoughts below and check back for more details as they come.
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