Young Jeezy sued by soul star Leroy Hutson
Rapper Young Jeezy is facing a lawsuit from soul veteran Leroy Hutson over allegations of copyright infringement.
The former lead singer of The Impressions claims portions of his track Getting It On are featured heavily on the hip-hop star's song Time, which was released as part of his 2010 mixtape, Trap or Die 2 - but insists he never gave Jeezy or his producer Don Cannon permission to use the composition.
Hutson, who found fame in the 1970s, was only made aware of the alleged infringement after his daughter came across the information on the website WhoSampled.com, which lists where original samples in modern songs come from.
He filed suit against Jeezy and Cannon for copyright infringement and unjust enrichment in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia last Tuesday (27Aug13), according to AllHipHop.com. He is demanding a trial by jury to determine damages as the stars are said to have illegally used the sample for a second time by filming a music video for Time.
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