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Kanye and T.I. Have Been Sued By A Rap Hating Rock Band!

(AllHipHop News) Universal Records, T.I. and Kanye West are the targets of a new lawsuit by Bloodstone, an R&B/Funk/Rock band that does not approve of hip-hop music.

In a new lawsuit, the 3-person group stated their claim.

“Plaintiffs do not approve of their song being sampled in a hip hop or rap song.”

“Bloodstone did not know that UMG had granted the license to TI and Kanye West until late 2011/early 2012. Since that time Bloodstone has sought to find out who granted the license to TI without any authority, and recently learned it was Ume [Universal Music Enterprises]. Plaintiffs do not approve of their song being sampled in a hip hop or rap song.”

“On belief, in 2003, in exchange for consideration, Defendant granted the hip-hop artists known as TI and Kanye West a license to sample ‘I’m Just Doing My Job’ without notifying any of the members of Bloodstone and without paying any compensation to Bloodstone. The Bloodstone sound recording of ‘I’m Just Doing My Job’ was used by TI and Kanye West in the song ‘Doin My Job’ in its entirety and has sold millions of copies.

The group seeks an injunction on the songs and punitive damages.

  • dexter

    ok now this is juicy! n e comment concerns or insights? n e one?

  • ZUBU

    This doesn’t have anything to do with Tip or Ye, bloodstone better go holla at UMG cause obviously Tip/Ye paid for the clearance.

    • dexter

      well I guess ur rite… & I guess its not as juicy as I thought… u blogg killer! lol. I still was 1st!

    • hoeyuno

      these people who don’t own there music are always crying about there shit being sampled… that dotted line was such a good idea at the time.

      • dexter

        yes hoeyuno but how bout not wanting ur music sampled… like I hear prince will not clear samples… & he is the artist. kinda makes u wonder tho… I agree wit u tho…

      • RMfag

        Whats Prince did lately tho?

      • dexter

        only influenced more artist than u can count. & siingle handedly open doors for entertainers 2day. u noe shit pioneers do. lol. & they wanna sample his ish he the one sayn “NO” lmbo. good question tho…

      • RMfag

        On the charts(i.e. the only relevant for a music artist).

      • dexter

        naw now I see where u wanna go wit this but a legend is a legend dead or alive they work continuously speaks for itself… Im just sayn. Meaning they always relevant. I hear Prince music on all diff stations even piped in music @ stores & docotr offices etc… which means he is still gettn paid & makn an impact… consider that a fun fact

        y u think niggas wanna sample his shit. & his opinion about music counts. I think he is more concerned about the content surrounding his music if sampled more than n e thing tbh. accept it… rapp has a negative message most the time upon delivery.

      • hoeyuno

        Yea I hear you but it’s always about money. sampling has been a huge part of rap music from day one and these lawsuits are a dime a dozen.

  • Max Powers

    Wack Ass T.I. and a Wack Ass Beat

  • dexter

    u noe people for the record there are some who believe that “rapp” infuences deep seeded hatred & encourages violence on a global level jus as they viewed rock & roll for years. the only diff is the complexion of the front runners. although blacks created rock & roll as well. but the front runners where whites…consider this a fun fact

    But so now AHH dubbed Bloodstone ” a rap hating rock bad!” shiiiiit on some level I hate rapp… uhhhhhhhhh…. keep it 1oo my niggas!

  • restless

    I remember the song it was on trtap muzik years ago it was actually a good song

  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    CLEARLY Bloodstone knows nothing about publishing. And CLEARLY they don’t own their own, which proves my first point.

  • Whose album was hotter Wale, Mac Miller, Kanye, or J. Cole?

    Go get that Wale, Cole, Kelly Rowland and more hvvp://goo.gl/XLukL (copy and paste without the hvvp://)

    Trying to turn up in the bedroom google “do black ant pills work”.

    • RMfag

      Either Coles or Millers because they are sexy.

    • Bifsquad3

      Kelly Rowland album go in. Lol. But Wale over all dem.

      • I like kelly’s joint a lot too except them house music joints

  • 1hiphophiphop

    They must really hate hiphop! Why sue now? You’re ten years too late lol!

    • dexter

      chedda duh!!!! they prolly been waiting for years wisely… to strike @ the rite time. they know what we dont…

  • RMfag

    Get your money(plus interest) and be happy for the promo I say.

    • dexter

      gud point

  • Taihair Djehuty

    Sounds to me like Bloodstone doesn’t own the rights to their record and were screwed over by the record company

  • dexter

    OK FOLKS…
    Top 5 NOW Rappers….
    1. Lil Wayne
    2. Rick Ross
    3. Kendrick Lamar
    4. Jay Cole
    5. Meek Mill
    5a. Lebron James( & not bcuz he won back2back titles but bcuz everytime he win one he be on the mic @ the afta party…ijs)

    • MildManneredReporter

      at any time period that’s a shitty list

      • Bloblo Escobar

        keep kendrick and j.cole on that list. i wish lil wayne had died. he sucks

      • MildManneredReporter

        cept j cole not feeling born sinner.

    • AK

      you suck at trolling stick to yahoo

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  • MildManneredReporter

    that lawsuit is gonna be thrown out immediately..if the label they record for cleared the music its fine and they are just wasting time and money and end up embarrassing themselves like when rosa parks tried to sue outkast

    • Bloblo Escobar

      they never said who owned the rights, if its the band then they’ll have to pay some royalties

    • dexter

      I dnt think they would chase a ghost… it must be smhtng there for them to even pursue it…

      • MildManneredReporter

        yeah a settlement. that’s it.

      • dexter

        prolly. can u blame them tho?

    • A little different….E Stoppel is the legal right to recover what is rightfully yours. If the label didn’t have the right to clear it…..they owe.

      • Myleage

        the Boodstone song is old as shit. back in the day, recording artists didnt own the songs they were performing. even if they wrote the song and produced it themselves, which is unlikely for bands back then, the song would still be owned by the record company. modern artists have more publishing power nowadays but some still get screwed over. it seems to me like Bloodstone are looking for a check and may not know if they even have a burden of proof to sue.

      • Assuming they were signed to R.U.R. ( Raping U Records )
        While Motown might have been an example of RUR, that was also during the college era, so they may have had enough sense to get a lawyer.

        I doubt a lawyer would take the case without seeing some burden of proof….or an easy settlement.

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  • blackie_chan

    Dumbass….BLOODSTONE is not a rock band!

    • dexter

      See! AHH wit the crack on da front page! SMH!

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  • AK

    kanye and t.i are two of the worst “rap” artists today so i guess im a rap hater but i know more about “rap” then this website the IRONY!

  • THEY WANT SOME MONEY N PROLY GET IT.

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  • PliggaNease

    damn that song old as sh……… but that was one of my favorite ti jams

    • Better to sue after it sells millions than before it sells one.

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