Mac Miller Sued for $10 Million for Sample on Macadelic
Mac Miller is being sued once again for his use of samples.
The Pittsburgh rapper, who was recently sued by Lord Finesse for sampling Finesse’s “Hip 2 the Game” for his “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” track, now has Warm Speakers coming after him for a similar reason. Mac used Warm Speakers’ “The World Around You” in his song “Fuck ‘Em All,” from his recent Macadelic mixtape. Now, the artist, whose real name is Patrick Berlinquette, wants $10 million in compensation.
According to HipHopDX, the suit alleges willful infringement; violation of Copyright Law and New York’s General Business Law; and is seeking a permanent injunction, and states, “[Miller] uses other people’s music because it’s easier, cheaper, and faster than creating his own. Miller seeks to capitalize on the common misconception in Copyright Law that people whose music he takes have no remedy if he gives their music away for free.”
Berlinquette says he was “irreparably harmed, suffered damage, and defendants have profited in an amount to be determined at trial.”
Last month, Lord Finesse came after Miller in a suit, which is still pending, that alleged copyright infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment and interference.
Stay tuned as more details become available. —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)