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Jay Z Sued For Copyright Infringement Over Run This Town Sample

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According to The New York Daily News, TufAmerica Inc. filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in Manhattan court Wednesday, claiming that Jay Z sampled “Hook & Sling”, a 1969 number by singer Eddie Bo and producer Al Scramuzza, without their permission.

TufAmerica, who purchased the exclusive rights to “Hook & Sling” in 1996, is seeking “proceeds from ‘Run This Town’ and damages to be determined at trial, plus a court order to halt “further distribution and exploitation” of the Eddie Bo song,” The Daily News adds.

“Run This Town”, which was produced by and features Kanye West, as well as Rihanna, appeared on Jay Z’s 2009 album The Blueprint 3.

This is not the first time Jay Z has been sued for copyright infringement. In 2011, the nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdy filed a lawsuit against Jay Z over the sample used in 2000′s “Big Pimpin’”.

Run This Town

Eddie Bo-Hook & Sling(1969)


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