Rapper Jim Jones Being Sued Over Sampling an Ashanti Song
Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:41:56
Rapper Jim Jones is being accused of borrowing a song sample without seeking permission to use the copyrighted material. Christopher R. Liggio's song "Changing the Locks/Disco Rabbit," which appears on his record Changing the Lock, features vocals from Ashanti.
Liggio filed papers at New York federal court on Wednesday, claiming the song was used without his consent.
Liggio, who has previously worked with Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige, was given a co-author and producer credit in the liner notes to Jones' track, but claims he was never contacted by Jones, reports AllHipHop.com.
He is requesting $150,000 for the use of the copyrighted composition, as well as $150,000 for use of the copyrighted sound recording, and attorneys' fees and costs.
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—Frank TJ Mackey