Sampling

Just a week ago, Jay Z was in court fighting a case regarding an alleged sample in his 1999 hit “Big Pimpin,” but the judge has already decided to toss it out.

So Ricky Spicer is suing Kanye West, saying that Kanye used the sample that he recorded when he 12 years old. Ricky Spicer was in the group Ponderosa Twins Plus One, and the sample was from there song “Bound”. Spicer now 56 years old just heard the song for the first time and recognized the […]

When Danger Mouse released The Grey Album, a mash-up of The Beatles self-titled 1968 album, also known as The White Album, with Jay-Z’s 2003 album The Black Album, the Beatles’ record label, EMI, put a stop to its distribution because none of the samples of the Fab Four’s work had been cleared.  It turns out […]