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Stay Free's Illegal Art Compilation CD

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Most of these tracks would never have existed if the artists had adhered to copyright law.



Cypress Hill Hit W/ $29 Mil Suit Over "Black Sunday" Sample

According to TMZ, legendary blues singer Syl Johnson filed a lawsuit against the hip-hop band claiming the music from his 1969 record "Is It Because I'm Black" were used without permission on Hill's "Lock Down (Interlude)."

Lil Wayne Sued For Stones Copyright Breach

A music publishing company that owns the rights to the Rolling Stones' song "Play With Fire" sued rapper Lil Wayne

Kanye West, record labels sued over jazz samples

The lawsuit said all the rappers used portions of Farrell's 1974 musical composition "Upon This Rock" in three separate songs -- West in "Gone," Common in "Chi-City" and Method Man and Redman in their song "Run 4 Cover."


Why hasn't Diddy tried to save music sampling?

Why would Combs, one of the biggest names in hip-hop, fail to defend sampling? Maybe it was simply inadvertence. Maybe it was a strategic decision. Or maybe it was more calculating.

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