Under Pressure! Drake To Be Grilled By Lawyers In Music Sampling Trial
Drake is facing up to a potentially embarrassing time in court.
The Canadian born rapper will be grilled as part of music sampling lawsuit.
The Blast website is reporting that back in 2014 he was sued by the estate of jazz musician Jimmy Smith and a music publishing company called Hebrew Hustle.
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In the lawsuit they accused him of using a sample of Smith’s on his track ‘Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2.’
Now Hebrew Hustle have filed their witness list with the court and Drake’s name is featured as one of the main people they want to take the stand.
The court documents note that Drake’s testimony will be live and not previously recorded that means he will be in front of a jury.
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The rapper has denied the allegations that he ripped off the song and he countered sued.
He accused Hebrew Hustle of using his face and name on their website to make it appear he worked with the company and endorsed their work.
Drake claims the company of damaging his brand by using his face without permission and sued for unspecified damages – the trial is scheduled to begin next month in New York.
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