Kanye West is facing another lawsuit for his track, “Girls, Girls, Girls (Remix)” from his 2006 mixtape, Freshmen Adjustment 2. The track contains a sample from soul group The Persuaders’ 1972 track, “Trying Girls Out.” Freshmen Adjustment 2 was never commercially released, but Persuaders singer Robert Poindexter is unhappy with the use of his song, and on March 27th filed a claim with the U.S. District Court in Southern New York seeking $500,000 in damages. Says Poindexter:
Kanye West willfully infringed the copyright for private and financial gain by selling and distributing an untold amount of physical and digital copies of the illegal version (mixed tapes [sic]/street albums) to the general public on internet downloads and through the mail.
Fans will note that the original “Girls, Girls, Girls” was a single from Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, for which the Persuaders’ sample was actually cleared. There are no reports on whether this agreement extends to West’s usage on his mixtape. West recently settled a dispute with another soul musician, Syl Johnson, for unauthorized use of his song “Different Strokes.”
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Kreayshawn will release her full-length debut, Somethin Bout Kreay, this summer. A video for the project’s lead single “Breakfast,” featuring 2 Chainz, is expected for next month. The odd couple have worked together before, on “Murder” from 2 Chainz’ T.R.U. Realigion mixtape. The video for that collaboration, long teased, remains unreleased.
Somethin Bout Kreay will feature production by German dance DJ Boys Noize, “Gucci Gucci” architect DJ Two Stacks and AXE spokesperson Diplo. Of her decision to hire the producer, Kreayshawn told Pitchfork, “I know Diplo knows a lot about underground music culture… He was one of the people to put me onto music like that when I used to listen to the Mad Decent Mixes. It was like, Oh, he knows what I want.’”