Damon Dash, Mos Def, Ski Beatz Sued Over “24 Hour Karate School” Compilation

Damon Dash

(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop mogul Damon Dash, rapper Mos Def and producer Ski Beatz are being sued by rap/funk/soul label TufAmerica, over a compilation that was released last year.

TufAmerica filed a lawsuit against Damon Dash, Dante Smith (Mos Def) and David Willis (Ski Beatz) in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, on Wednesday (October 12).

The lawsuit claims Mos Def illegally sampled the songs “Hook & Sling Part 1” and “Hook & Sling Part 2,” illegally.

The sample was used in the track titled “24 Hour Karate School” and the accompanying video for the single, which was given away at the website.

The lawsuit claims that the 24 Hour Karate School recordings were made available for download without the proper permission.

TufAmerica is seeking, compensatory and punitive damages, in addition to an injunction barring any further distribution of the 24 Hour Karate School mixtape.

Check out a copy of the lawsuit below:

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