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Kanye West Hit With RICO/Copyright Infringement For Sampling Same Song Multiple Times

(AllHipHop News) Chicago rapper Kanye West and a number of record labels are the subject of a new copyright/RICO lawsuit, over the continued usage of a 1974 sample.

The rap star is being sued by Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, who are the owners of the copyright for the song “Bumpin’ Bus Stop.”

The song was originally recorded by the siblings’ father, David Pryor of the music group Thunder & Lightning.

David Pryor died from various health conditions, in May 2006.

The brother and sister are suing for millions of dollars in damages, claiming Kanye illegally used a portion of the tune in his hit single “Gold Digger.”

According to the lawsuit, Kanye and various labels engaged in a 15-year “illegal copyright infringement scheme and criminal enterprise involving the unauthorized, willful sampling of plaintiffs original copyrighted music on a massive scale.”

Other record label’s named in the lawsuit include: Roc-a-Fella Records, Bad Boy Records, Stones Throw Records, Bomb Hip-Hop Records, Autumn Games, Activision, Caroline Distribution and The Island Def Jam Music Group.

Check out a copy of the lawsuit below:

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    […] (AllHipHop News) Chicago rapper Kanye West and a number of record labels are the subject of a new copyright/RICO lawsuit, over the continued usage of a 1974 sample. The rap star is being sued by Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, who are the owners of the copyright for the song “Bumpin’ Bus Stop.” The song was originally recorded by the siblings’ father, David Pryor of the music group Thunder & Lightning. David Pryor died from various health conditions, in May 2006. The brother and sister are suing for millions of dollars in damages, claiming Kanye illegally used a portion of the tune in his Source: AllHipHop   […]

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    […] in the middle of a copyright infringement lawsuit thanks to his 2005 single “Gold Digger.” AllHipHop.com reports that Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, the children of the late David Pryor, are suing West […]

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    […] in the middle of a copyright infringement lawsuit thanks to his 2005 single “Gold Digger.” AllHipHop.com reports that Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, the children of the late David Pryor, are suing West […]

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    […] Allhiphop.com reported that the copyright/RICO lawsuit claims that West and various labels engaged in a 15-year “illegal copyright infringement scheme and criminal enterprise involving the unauthorized, willful sampling of plaintiffs original copyrighted music on a massive scale.” In addition to West, the suit names Roc-a-Fella Records, Bad Boy Records, Stones Throw Records, Bomb Hip-Hop Records, Autumn Games, Activision, Caroline Distribution and The Island Def Jam Music Group. A spokesperson for West could not be reached for comment at press time. […]

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    […] Allhiphop.com reported that the copyright/RICO lawsuit claims that West and various labels engaged in a 15-year "illegal copyright infringement scheme and criminal enterprise involving the unauthorized, willful sampling of plaintiffs original copyrighted music on a massive scale." In addition to West, the suit names Roc-a-Fella Records, Bad Boy Records, Stones Throw Records, Bomb Hip-Hop Records, Autumn Games, Activision, Caroline Distribution and The Island Def Jam Music Group. A spokesperson for West could not be reached for comment at press time. […]

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    […] Allhiphop.com reported that the copyright/RICO lawsuit claims that West and various labels engaged in a 15-year "illegal copyright infringement scheme and criminal enterprise involving the unauthorized, willful sampling of plaintiffs original copyrighted music on a massive scale." In addition to West, the suit names Roc-a-Fella Records, Bad Boy Records, Stones Throw Records, Bomb Hip-Hop Records, Autumn Games, Activision, Caroline Distribution and The Island Def Jam Music Group. A spokesperson for West could not be reached for comment at press time. […]

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    […] Allhiphop.com reported that the copyright/RICO lawsuit claims that West and various labels engaged in a 15-year “illegal copyright infringement scheme and criminal enterprise involving the unauthorized, willful sampling of plaintiffs original copyrighted music on a massive scale.” In addition to West, the suit names Roc-a-Fella Records, Bad Boy Records, Stones Throw Records, Bomb Hip-Hop Records, Autumn Games, Activision, Caroline Distribution and The Island Def Jam Music Group. A spokesperson for West could not be reached for comment at press time. […]

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    […] Allhiphop.com reported that the copyright/RICO lawsuit claims that West and various labels engaged in a 15-year “illegal copyright infringement scheme and criminal enterprise involving the unauthorized, willful sampling of plaintiffs original copyrighted music on a massive scale.” In addition to West, the suit names Roc-a-Fella Records, Bad Boy Records, Stones Throw Records, Bomb Hip-Hop Records, Autumn Games, Activision, Caroline Distribution and The Island Def Jam Music Group. A spokesperson for West could not be reached for comment at press time. […]

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    […] in the middle of a copyright infringement lawsuit thanks to his 2005 single “Gold Digger.” AllHipHop.comreports that Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, the children of the late David Pryor, are suing West […]

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    […] So Pryor’s children filed the lawsuit and also state very formerly that West and West’s associates as well as label executives took part in an “illegal copyright infringement scheme and criminal enterprise involving the unauthorized, willful sampling of plaintiffs original copyrighted music on a massive scale,” according to AllHipHop. […]

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