Everything has been quite the past few weeks regarding the $10 million law suit that Lord Finesse filed against Mac Miller during the summer of 2012. The suit stemmed from Mac Miller allegedly misusing Lord Finesse’s track “Hip 2 The Game” for his track “Kool-Aid & Frozen Pizza.” On December 6th the two parties reached a private settlement regarding the matter.
For more information head on over to HipHopDX.
Also check out the court records here
This morning we posted a series of tweets that Mac Miller posted regarding a lawsuit filed by Lord Finesse, who is suing Mac for $10 million over the track “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza”. Just a little bit ago Lord Finesse fired back on twitter with a few tweets of his own which you can read below. I expect this to be the last of case that we’ll hear via twitter, but nonetheless we will be keeping you guys updated with constant updates regarding this case!
It’s common for a rapper to spit over a classic instrumental on a free mixtape release, as was the case with Mac Miller using Lord Finesse’s 1995 “Hip 2 Da Game” instrumental for his breakout cut “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” off his 2010 K.I.D.S. mixtape. Well, Lord Finesse is now suing Mac Miller for $10 million over unauthorized use of his instrumental. According to Courthouse News Service, the complaint says, “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.”
In addition, CNS says Finesse filed the lawsuit only after DatPiff, who launched and hosted the mixtape, Mac Miller, and his label Rostrum Records, refused to respond to a cease and desist letter earlier this month. The CNS report also states that the $10 million lawsuit “alleges copyright infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, interference, deceptive trade practices, and a number of related state law claims.” Finesse took to Twitter tonight to comment on the lawsuit. See his Tweet below. No word from Mac Miller as of yet, though.
To read the full article, continue over to Complex.