1. Sh*t Rappers Tweet: Lord Finesse vs. Mac Miller Lawsuit Update.

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    Seems Lord Finesse and Mac Miller spoke last night re: the much discussed $10 million lawsuit over the use of the Funky Man's “Hip 2 Da Game” beat for Mac's “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza.” The exchange was quick and to the point... and sorta hilarious.


    UPDATE: Lord Finesse has released the following statement on the lawsuit...

    “I love mixtapes but this is different. And it’s not a sample. Mac didn’t take a piece of music and create something new. He didn’t transform it into something other than what it was. He just dropped the needle on my record and changed the title. Permission was never given. A lot of money was made on my song. At the end of the day, I only stepped to these people for proper credit and compensation. I have done a lot of great things in hip hop and I never wanted a lawsuit. Never. I made every attempt to resolve this. But, when I reached out to these people their attitude was I should be grateful Mac was using my music to sell out concerts because it keeps me relevant. How does it keep me relevant if I’m not being credited or compensated? You’ve heard Mac, you’ve heard a portion of it from me. The truth will come out in court.”

    [via Hip Hop DX ]


    UPDATE 2: Mac Miller's label has released the following statement on the lawsuit...

    There have been a lot of misstatements online and in the press, so we thought it'd be best to make some brief comments. First and foremost, we stand by Mac Miller in this situation and we will fight the case together with him. Mac never pretended that the "Hip 2 Da Game" beat was his, despite what's being said in the suit. Lord Finesse was given credit on both the video and the mixtape from the very beginning. We've never distributed "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" for sale on iTunes and have consistently policed digital retailers and other sites to make sure that no pirates were ever illegally selling the song. Lord Finesse has known about "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" for a long time and never objected to the use. For some reason, he has very recently changed his mind. We look forward to resolving this issue soon, and we appreciate all of the support that we have been receiving from the entire music community. Thank you, Rostrum Records

    [Via Complex ]




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    • http://twitter.com/TwelveInchFinch Creflow Dollars

      Thats the problem with this current generation of Downy-soft rappers, instead of handling tihs man to man they wanna hop in front of a camera or mic or go on twitter and talk like hctibes. If he had've just tossed him a check when the video first started blowing up then none of this would have happened. It's not like this is an isolated incident, Mac Miller is a known beat jacker who doesnt credit the producer he jacked from.

    • dulioo

      prima facie its a mixtape, jog on!!!!

    • ILLOGIK

      My take on it is pay the people who made it a hit in the first place, mac stands to make mad loot off the beat of another artist, so CUT THE CHECK. And soo many feel just because it is a mix tape artists should not get paid if they beats are used, Many people in the industry done made mad loot off mixtapes. I am a promoter of showcases in NYC/NJ and we make it possible for artists to make money off their own craft. So do whats right and pay or even bring the orginal artist onto the track and pay homage.

    • J

      One thing confuses me, if eveybody is saying oh it was just for a mixtape so go and sue everyone else that rhymes over instrumentals for thier mixtapes then.

      If it was just for a mixtape then why did this clown make a video for it?...the video is what got this talentless lame all of the fame, the video that STOLE Lord Finesse's beat, this Wac Miiller guy has a habit of taking others beats and not giving others' thier dude...LF should get his cut and what is owed to him and end this cornballs career for good.

    • recordvulture

      finesse already said "he's steppin' to trash motherfuckers like sanitation"!!!!!!

    • ack137

      Does anyone else find this a little hypocritical? Hip hop artists were saying the same thing in the 80's and 90's: "...using my music to sell out concerts because it keeps me relevant. How does it keep me relevant if I’m not being credited or compensated?"

      Did Finesse clear his sample?

    • http://djmagos.blogspot.com magos

      ack137: "And it’s not a sample. Mac didn’t take a piece of music and create something new. He didn’t transform it into something other than what it was. He just dropped the needle on my record and changed the title."

    • Parad1se

      Who the hell is Mac Miller?!!? Is that him in on the right? If so...

      L-M-A-O!

    • trublklef

      Mac is wack. Finesse is a legend. Pay the man.

    • Nube Roja

      Fuck Finesse. First he said to Mac Miller he was OK with the song (he always knew the song from the beginning), then he changed and decided to sue him. Proly he decided it wouldn't look "street" to be friends with the white kid so he changed his mind. Fuck Finesse. Fuck that muhfucker. Then he mad 'cause Miller was talking the truth on twitter. He should not have a problem with Mac telling the truth about how Finesse lied to him and changed his mind.