Mac Miller Facing Lawsuit For Sampling Music From 70's Funk Band
(AllHipHop News) The last few weeks have seen Marvin Gaye's family win a big settlement against Robin Thicke and Pharrell over "Blurred Lines," Jay Z give up 50% of the royalties to a Swedish musician for a sample on "Versus," and Jermaine Dupri suggesting Ciara ripped off Usher's "U Got It Bad."
According to TMZ, Mac Miller is the latest Hip Hop star to be accused of stealing the intellectual property of another artist.
Soul/Funk band Aquarian Dream's Jacques Burvick is suing Miller for using the group's song "Yesterday (Was So Nice Today)" for the Pennsylvania rapper's "Therapy." The tune appeared on Miller's 2014 free mixtape Faces.
Burvick claims representatives for Miller admitted trying to contact him to get permission, but when they were unable to reach him, Miller used the song anyway. The keyboardist for Aquarian Dream is now seeking $150,000, pointing to the fact the "Therapy" has apparently been downloaded over 700,000 times from Miller's website oldjewish.com.
Check out Aquarian Dream's "Yesterday (Was So Nice Today)" and Mac Miller's "Therapy" below.