Kanye West sued for using uncleared sample
27th May 2008 | 16:01
Common, Method Man and Redman also facing litigation
Kanye West, Method Man, Redman and Common are facing legal action from the estate of the late jazz saxophonist Joe Farrell after it was revealed that they have all sampled his track Upon This Rock without permission.
The case is being brought by Farrell’s daughter, Kathleen Firrantello, and relates to the following songs:
Firrantello is reportedly seeking damages of up to $1m and demanding that no more copies of the songs be made, sold or performed.
By Ben Rogerson