Chance The Rapper has been sued over a sample on his 2012 debut mixtape '10 Day'. A jazz musician who is now working as a lawyer says the track 'Windows' samples – without permission – a 1980 recording that he composed.
Many hip hop artists launch their careers by putting out free mixtapes, which are sometimes actually mixes, and other times more like original albums by another name. Back in the day aspiring MCs and producers would actually distribute physical copies of their mixtapes, before the phenomenon moved online, initially as downloads, and more commonly today as streams via SoundCloud and various mixtape platforms.
Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from CMU Online