Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2″ Sample

The sample came from a 1971 track called "Bound"

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Kanye West in Miami, on Dec. 6, 2012.

Kanye West is being sued over an unlicensed sample used on his song “Bound 2.”

Ricky Spicer sang the original “Bound” with the Ponderosa Twins Plus One back in 1971. The New York Daily News reports that Spicer, 56, of Ohio,”was stunned when he heard himself on the radio backing up West” on “Bound 2,” the hit single, which appears on West’s No. 1 album, Yeezus.

Spicer sang “Bound” as a 12-year-old member of the Ponderosa Twins Plus One. Spicer told the Daily News that he never gave Kanye permission to use “Bound”, and that he only learned of “Bound 2″‘s existence while listening to the radio. “Mr. Spicer’s voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice … is heard several times,” said the suit, filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court. The lawsuit also names Roc-A-Fella, Island Def-Jam, Rhino Entertainment, and Universal Music Group.

Spicer’s suit demands that West et al., compensate him for the sample, or cease and desist from using his voice.

Take a listen to the original by the Ponderosa Twins Plus One:

Here’s the “Bound 2″ video:

Neither West nor Universal have commented on the suit.

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3 comments
coloradobob1976
coloradobob1976

Another shining example of what a classless, tasteless "artist" he is.

thereisonlyone
thereisonlyone

whosampled com if you look up his name there all his music is sampled, he just talks over someone else's beat; mainly popular tune and catchy vibes that were not so popular before 1980, he took those beats, turned them to songs that today's generation gobbles up. Awful artist. I just looked him up, Kanye West - 1112 samples, 91 covers, 139 remixes meaning 1112 of his songs (nearly his entire catalog) is sampled from other artists. You can see it for yourself.

suzika77
suzika77

Last month Kanye stole a 40 years old Hungarian song and now this??! His best pal Obsessed fashion designer Marc Jacobs is controlling Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus. He is responsible for Miley's shocking new image. Jacobs is a behind the scene puppet master. He stalks and tortures a young Hungarian girl named Angel Barta. He stole her ideas and harassed her. Read more at: http://styleangelique.blogspot.dk/2013/12/thetruth.html