Record label TufAmerica, who already has a lawsuit going after the Beastie Boys, is now turning towards Ye. The filed a claim in Manhattan which accuses Mr. West of illegally samplingÂ songs from the company’s catalogue on the aforementioned album.
The two songs in question areÂ â€œWho Will Survive In Americaâ€ and â€œLost In The World,â€ which both used parts ofÂ R&B singersÂ Eddie Bo’s â€œHook & Slingâ€ parts 1 and 2. TufAmerica required the rights to the 1969 single back in 1996. According to the suit, althoughÂ Roc-A-Fella and Universal Music Group paid the company $62, 500 in licensing fees,Â they “failed and refused to enter into written license agreements that accounted for their multiple other uses of [‘Hook & Sling’].â€Â
Now the record label is seeking unspecified damagesÂ from Roc-A-Fella and UMG Recordings for copyright infringement.