Rapper Lord Finesse has just opened an unexpected new $10 million lawsuit against teenage rapper, Mac Miller for using the instrumental of his 1995 hit, ‘Hip 2 Da Game’ to launch his music career. Miller used the beat in his track ‘Koolaid & Frozen Pizza’ off his 2010 K.I.D.S. mixtape. The complaint by Finesse states:
This is a case about a teenage rapper- Mac Miller- copying the music from a song written, produced and performed by Lord Finesse, a hip hop legend, changing the title and then distributing it under his own name in order to launch his music career
It’s terrible to hear things like this, especially to a young, talented individual. $10 million is a ridiculous amount too. The beat is definitely not worth that much. If that’s the case, hopefully we don’t see more of these lawsuits popping up in the near future. I could only imagine how many mixtapes are out there using recycled beats.
Finesse took a giant stand against another artist and it could ultimately turn out in his favor. As his career is coming to a close, I’m guessing he’s looking to cop that big retirement check as quickly as possible. If that’s not it, why would he wait two years to finally put out this lawsuit if his music meant that much to him? Let us know what you think down in the c-section and see what Finesse had to say on twitter about the issue below.
This case is about the overall picture.. If you’re just looking at “one” point.. It’s about so much more #look deeper..
— Lord Finesse (@LordFinesseDITC) July 10, 2012