Re-Run: Jay Z Being Sued For Sample In “Run This Town”

(AllHipHop News) Jay Z is being placed in another legal dispute, this time over one of his biggest hits. Record label Tuf America is suing the Brooklyn rapper and Roc Nation for illegally sampling a song they own the rights to, 1969′s “Hook and Sling” by Eddie Bo.

According to the suit, Tuf America claimed to have attained exclusive rights to “Hook and Sling” in 1996 and are now requesting the stoppage of “any further distribution or exploitation”:

TufAmerica did not authorize the defendants’ reproduction, distribution or public performance of the audio recording ‘Run This Town’ in a music video or in the albums

Jay Z, his Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC, Atlantic Recording Corp are named in the complaint among others. This is the second time Tuf America has a sued Roc-A-Fella Records for use of “Hook and Sling”. Last year, the record label sued Kanye West, Roc-A-Fella Records and parent Universal Music Group for sampling the song in “Who Will Survive in America?” and “Lost in the World” from 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Kanye also sampled “Hook and Sling” on the free-for-download song “G.O.O.D. Friday”.

Check out Eddie Bo’s “Hook and Sling” below:

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  • PhilTheGreat

    Lol. Dudes aint playing with the sampling.

  • Jonathan Cephas

    I listened to the song. I aint hear the sample.

  • Maybe im missing somethin but i dont hear it, not even close

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  • Jah Jah

    I love the peanut galleries comments on copyright infringement suits.. this is one subject 99% of the people reading have NO concept of – they will give you proportions or think it has to be exact– if it was that easy- there would be no reason for experts, or the given tests such as the ordinary observer test or the more discerning observer test which each district utilizes. All u jay z star fuckers– get a life

    • You need two approvals, from the artist if he has the publishing, & the record company that has a sound copyright.

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  • Ike’s Mood

    man, these people are on some bullshit. the part that they said he sampled, hell, they coulda pulled anybody from off the street to do it!

  • ZUBU

    Seems like they stay stealing. IJS

    • What do you expect? Them to create something?