Legendary producer Lord Finesse filed a lawsuit against popular rapper Mac Miller for using his 1995 classic song "Hip 2 Da Game," for a song Mac put out a few years ago called "Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza," which appeared on his mixtape K.I.D.S that was released on the free mixtape download site Datpiff.com.
In the suit Finesse accuses Mac Miller of using his music and leading people to believe it was his own music. Lord Finesse says that song on the mixtape helped Mac Miller become famous
I appreciate Mac’s kind words but his people did not handle his business correctly. Mixtapes are one thing, but you can’t take someone’s else’s entire song, shoot a music video and call it your own. Mac’s on the top of his game right now. I wish him the best in Europe and I hope to hear from him besides on Twitter. (Lord Finess Twitter)Lord Finesse has been getting a lot of backlash from Mac Miller fans.... Mac Miller sent out the following tweets....
To my fans, don't be disrespectful. Finesse is a legend. If you have a problem with his actions be intelligent about it and be respectful.— Mac Miller (@MacMiller) July 12, 2012
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.
1. 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. (Mac Miller Twitter)
2. Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and cleared the air. We even planned to work on music together
3. All I wanted to do is shed light on a generation that inspired me. Finesse never cleared the Oscar Peterson sample on the original record.
4. When I heard there was a problem, I reached out to him to try and solve it. No response.
5. 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.