New Orleans Jazz Group Sues T-Pain, Cash Money, Rick Ross And Several Others for $100 Million Dollars — Tha Wire [VIDEO]
Some of the biggest names in Hip Hop along with several record labels have been named in a massive lawsuit filed by a legendary jazz group in New Orleans. Find out why now.
A lawsuit has been filed by Paul Batiste, who represents a jazz group in New Orleans called The Batiste Brothers band. So you’ll know the group has been a major influence on the New Orleans jazz scene since 1976 and even has a school and a marching band named after them.
The 118- page lawsuit, filed last week, accuses dozens of producers, rappers and record labels of stealing The Batiste Family’s music and illegally incorporating it into their own, without permission or compensation.
The lawsuit claims popular songs like ”Blame It,” T-Pain’s “Booty Wurk”, “All I Do Is Win,” by DJ Khaled and several others, were taken from various songs created by The Batiste Family.
Get more details who’s been named in the lawsuit and much more below with Tha Wire.
Finally, last week Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. filed a lawsuit against the family of the late Marvin Gaye. The suit is actually an attempt by the trio to prevent the Gaye family from suing them first over the mega hit “Blurred Lines” which the Gaye family says blatantly samples Marvin’s music. Another words, Robin isn’t suing for any money. He just wants a judge to step-in and say he didn’t do anything wrong.
Meanwhile, Marvin Gaye III spoke to TMZ about the lawsuit and this is what he had to say:
What do you think? Are the two songs similar? Should the Gaye family sue Robin Thicke for sampling Marvin Gaye’s song or not?
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