Frank Ocean is being told to cough it up for using a sample on his Grammy Award-winning debut album.
Even though they only own own less than four-percent of the copyright, TufAmerica is suing Ocean's record label, Universal Music Group, for sampling Mary J. Blige's 1992 hit "Real Love" on the bridge and outro for his song "Rich Kids" from his album channel ORANGE.
TufAmerica released a statement claiming that there was no license that cleared the Blige sample to be used in Ocean's song. The full document can be found here.
Back in November TufAmerica targeted Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella Records and Atlantic Records over Jay’s “Run This Town” which allegedly illegally sampled Eddie Bo’s 1969 song “Hook & Sling."
TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
- Frank's ready about to learn the 411 now.