Logic Drags Tribe Called Quest Into Sample Clearance Battle With Lou Reed

The rap star had a fit because he is not allowed to sample a hit record for his new album.

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Logic is upset after failing to secure the rights to sample on Lou Reed's classic song "Walk On The Wild Side."

Logic sounded off after a lengthy battle to obtain legal clearance to use part of the late rocker's classic 1972 hit for a track on his upcoming album Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

“Just want to take a moment and say, F##k sample clearance. F##k clearing samples," he wrote. "F##k people taking all a producers money for not doing s##t and f##k the companies that say no just cuz. This is hip hop. I’m tired of replaying s##t. F##k the money."

The star's profanity-filled tirade was met with dismay from many online users, who called Logic out for his ignorance on the subject, including producer and voice-over actor Issac Hayes III, the son of the late soul icon Isaac Hayes.

“Publishing and masters are musical real estate,” Hayes wrote on Twitter. “If someone wants to come and build a NEW record on top of someone else’s record they should absolutely be compensated.”

The rapper followed up with a lengthier statement and cited Tribe Called Quest's classic "Can I Kick It," which is what Logic originally tried to sample.

Phife did address the issue during an interview with Rolling Stone and revealed Tribe ran into the same issues with Lou Reed.

“I remember with [record label] Jive, there was a problem with the sample being cleared,” Phife said. “I don’t think they cleared the sample, and instead of Lou Reed saying, ‘You can’t use it,’ he said, ‘Y’all can use it, but I get all the money from that.' To this day, we haven’t seen a dime from that song.”

Ironically, Lou Reed has professed to being a fan of some hip-hop music.

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Since Tribe sampled it tho, NOONE has. So it's popularity in Hip Hop BEEN faded. Be happy fool. It coulda bombed.

And please, stop rapping.


Cold game.

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