The estate of the Notorious B.I.G is being sued by soul singer Lee Hutsonover an uncleared sample.
Huston, the former lead singer of The Impressions, claims that part of his 1973 track "Can't Say Enough About Mom" was sampled without permission in Biggie's 1994 track with Method Man, "The What." According to the New York Post, Hutson didn't notice the sample until two years ago, at which point he sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bad Boy Records. Bad Boy never responded, but the label recently filed a countersuit arguing that the "statute of limitations" had run out.
In the liner notes to Ready to Die, which featured "The What," no samples are mentioned for the track.
TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
-1.Come on, it's 20 years now. It's hard to believe Hutson never knew about this. More like he needs some money.
--2.Is there even a Bad Boy Records to pay up anymore.
---3."The What" is a classic Biggie track.
----4.If people had gone after royalties from samples from the start, hip-hop would have never gotten off the ground.