Monday, December 20, 2010

Tear the roof off the sucker

Entertainment Weekly reports that George Clinton is suing hip hop group the Black Eyed Peas for copyright infringement for failing to clear their sample of his 1979 track "(Not Just) Knee Deep" in two remixes of their song "Shut Up."

Funkadelic samples are everywhere in hip hop, notably used by Dr. Dre and De La Soul among many others.  I wonder -- maybe George just doesn't like the Black Eyed Peas' music?  Just speculating...

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