Jay Z Sued for Copyright Infringement over "Run This Town"
Published Nov 07, 2013While Jay Z recently defended his new Barneys campaign, the rapper may now have to defend himself in court over new copyright infringement allegations regarding his 2009 single "Run This Town."
A lawsuit was been filed against the rapper, Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC, Atlantic Recording Corp and more yesterday (November 6) by Manhattan record label Tuf America, which claims that Hova's track with Kanye West and Rihanna illegally samples New Orleans soul singer Eddie Bo's 1969 number "Hook & Sling, Part 1." The New York Daily News [via Consequence of Sound] reports that the suit alleges that "Hook & Sling, Part 1" is sampled several times throughout "Run This Town."
The plaintiffs are seeking proceeds from "Run This Town" and damages, and are asking for a court order to halt "further distribution and exploitation" of Bo's single.
This isn't the first time Tuf America has targeted Roc-A-Fella over the alleged use of the sample, having claimed in 2012 that it was also used on Kanye West's "Lost in the World" and "Who Will Survive in America?"