Lord Finesse has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Mac Miller for using the former’s “Hip 2 Da Game” beat without permission.
Finesse, a member of New York’s Diggin’ in the Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.), released “Hip 2 Da Game” in 1995. The song was featured on Finesse’s third solo album, 1996’s The Awakening, as a single. It was performed and produced by the Bronx native:
According to Courthouse News Service, Lord Finesse is suing Mac Miller because of Miller’s use of the “Hip 2 Da Game” beat on the song “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza (The Kool Aid Song).” Miller’s song is featured on his mixtape K.I.D.S.: Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit:
“This is a case about a teenage rapper- Mac Miller- copying the music from a song written, produced and performed by Lord Finesse, a hip hop legend, changing the title and then distributing it under his own name in order to launch his music career,” states Finesse’s complaint.
Finesse says he filed the lawsuit after mixtape-hosting site DatPiff.com, Miller, and Rostrum Records (Miller’s label), refused to respond to a cease an desist letter earlier in July.
Damn Finesse you fucking salty old codger.
I like your music too. I am sorry it looks like you are having financial difficulties, but honestly, sample lawsuits between hip hop artists are pretty much the shittiest, most pathetic, bitchmade move anyone can make.
I don’t give a fuck about Mac Miller but he wins this so hard. He’s even coming across on Twitter like a gentleman and the victim, while Finesse is looking like some money-grubbing, cash starved, bitter old piece of shit.
I knew Finesse was having money issues when he started pressing all those “rare” records and slanging them at $60 – $150 a pop in Japan and the UK, but to try to rape a kid out of 10 million dollars for jacking a beat is fucking retarded. I mean, you a literally destroying the culture that built you up in the first place. On top of that, you didn’t even clear the sample that you used on the song that you are suing Mac Miller for.
You are coming off looking like a starving, washed up, faggot Finesse. Let’s see ON&ON try to defend the Patterson Projects now.