Up and coming rapper, Upgrade decides to make some fun out of all the latest Mac Miller lawsuits and hate with his new track/video “Sue Mac Miller.” Sit back, relax and enjoy a good laugh with this one!
Last night it was uncovered that Lord Finesse is suing Mac Miller for an astounding $10 million over his “Hip 2 Da Game” instrumental which Mac used for his K.I.D.S. track “Kool-Aid & Frozen Pizza”. Overnight Mac took to twitter to comment on the situation and give us his side of the story which you can read in the tweets below:
So there you have it, that is Mac’s side of the story, hopefully they clear this up soon and can move on.
Also worth noting is that Mac posted a tweet saying he should drop some new music. Be on the lookout today for a possible new track!
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.