Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lord Finesse hits Mac Miller with $10 million copyright lawsuit; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/12/12

Scott Mervis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Lord Finesse hits Mac Miller with $10 million copyright lawsuit:

"Mac Miller is facing a $10 million lawsuit over "Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza," a track he recorded on his way to fame two years when he was 18.

Lord Finesse, a 42-year-old rapper and producer from New York who has worked with the Notorious B.I.G., alleges that the Pittsburgh rapper unlawfully used his 1995 "Hip 2 Da Game" beat for a song that appeared on Miller's mixtape "K.I.D.S."

The complaint, filed Monday in the United States District Court Southern District of New York, claims that Miller, whose legal name is Malcolm McCormick, his label Rostrum Records and mixtape website "willfully infringed [Finesse's] exclusive copyrights." It further alleges unfair competition, unjust enrichment, interference and deceptive trade practices."

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