“It bothers me when the Gods get to actin’ like the broads.”
Mac Miller skyrocketed to fame a couple years back via a crazy web presence, and one song that helped fuel this was “Kool-Aid & Frozen Pizza.” The track was offered for free on his debut [FREE] mixtape, KIDS. Mac created a video for the song as well, that ended up garnering over 24 million YouTube views to date. However, the song sampled rap legend Lord Finesse’s beat from his 1995 song, “Hip 2 Da Game.” But this happens all the time right? Newer artists pay homage by going in over a legend’s beat? And it’s free so they’re not even profiting off it? It should be all love, right? Wrong. Lord Finesse feels he’s responsible for Mac’s career, and wants $10 million in damages for “copyright infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, interference and deceptive trade practices.” This is absolutely absurd to me. See how Mac feels about it via Twitter below.
Who are you riding with on this one?