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12 July, 2012@2:29 am

Lord Finesse has slapped Mac Miller with a $10 million lawsuit over an uncleared sampling of his 90′s single, “Hip 2 Da Game” on the track “Kool Aid & A Frozen Pizza”, from his K.I.D.S. (Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit) mixtape.

The lawsuit states: “In 2010, Mac Miller recorded himself rapping over Finesse’s music and renamed the song ‘Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza’ (‘The Kool Aid Song’).”

Mac Miller has since responded via Twitter, stating “I made that record and video as nothing more than an 18 year old kid who wanted to rhyme and pay homage, no other intentions. Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and we cleared the air. We even planned to work on music together. All I wanted to do was shed light on a generation that inspired me. Finesse never cleared the Oscar Peterson sample on the original record. I did nothing wrong. We spoke on the phone had a good conversation, he was cool with the record. It’s all love tho. I ain’t even mad at dude. He still a legend. When I heard there was a problem I reached out to him to try to solve it. No response. Lord Finesse, thank you for what u did for hip-hop. Thank you for bringing my favorite rapper into the game.”

Finesse has responded via Twitter, stating: “I appreciate Mac’s kind words, but his people did not handle his business correctly. Basics – Mixtapes are one thing, but you can’t take someone else’s entire song, shoot a music video, and call it your own. Mac’s on top of his game right now. I wish him the best in Europe and I hope to hear from him besides on Twitter.”

We’re not sure what that all means as far as the lawsuit is concerned…..

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18 Responses to "Lord Finesse Suing Mac Miller For $10 Million"
  • Tom says:

    Dayz, that’s a little inaccurate. He did kinda talk to them. I didn’t realize this is from 2010 though. That’s crazy he had stuff like this happen before.

    link to video:

  • Josh says:

    Maybe i’m naive but i thought mixtapes were anything goes; that’s where you put out the songs that you couldn’t put out on your album. Same with super independent albums; i’m not gonna name names b/c i like the rappers but i’ve heard led zepplin and pink floyd get sampled by rappers who could in no way shape or form afford that. I agree with other posters with what finesse is doing; hopefully they can settle this without a lot of drama; i think finesse just wants to get credit which miller should agree too since finesse is one of his favorites and any kid watching his video wouldn’t even know that was inspired by someone elses song. It still makes me laugh when kids get surprised to see that 2pac did me and my girlfriend before jay z; he just wants to make sure miller credits him so that he can get more younger fans.

  • Dayz says:

    @Tom you’re right I watched that video back in 2010 and my memory was wrong. The video would point to him pulling a sheisty move on this dudes. He didn’t run though and was willing to talk but his boys got all rah rah and caused it to escalate and then Mac bounced… Definitely shady business…

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