It looks like Cash Money Records is going to have to cough up some of their funds!
The hip hop label is currently being sued by a producer from the 1970’s who was part of the band The Persuaders, over a Bow Wow track that samples one of their songs.
According to TMZ, the track “Still Ballin'” uses samples from the band’s hit song “Love Gonna Pack Up (and Walk Out)”, and one of the members, Robert Poindexter, wants them to come forward with some cash.
The site reports:
As for “Love Gonna Pack Up (and Walk Out)” — the song was recorded in 1972 and reached the top of the charts … and Poindexter says neither Cash Money nor Bow Wow ever obtained permission to sample it.
Poindexter claims he reached out to Cash Money for an answer, and was redirected to Bow Wow’s attorneys, who then directed him back to Cash Money … which is why Cash Money’s currently in his crosshairs.
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The producer wants $600,000 in punitive damages, which also includes interest.
Apparently the producer has also gone after Kanye West and even 50 Cent over the same issue in the past.
We hope these two parties can come to an agreement soon!