Jay-Z + Kanye West Settle Suit With Syl Johnson
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:45:46
Last year, Chicago soul singer Syl Johnson filed a lawsuit in Illinois federal court against rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West for sampling one of his songs on their joint Watch the Throne record. Johnson took it to the courts since the duo did not seek proper permission to use the sample. Now, TMZ reports that the suit has been settled.
Specifically, West and Jay-Z didn't clear the sample of "Different Strokes" before using it on "The Joy" on the deluxe edition of the album. A settlement was reached, according to court documents.
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