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Kanye West Sued Over Another Sample

Kanye West Sued Over Another Sample

Robert Poindexter, lead singer of the 1970s band the Persuaders, claims that Kanye West sampled his track "Trying Girls Out" without his permission. He filed a lawsuit against Ye in a New York court on March 27.

Weezy used the track on a remix of Jay-Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls," which appeared on the 2007 Freshman Adjustment 2 mixtape.

Poindexter claims that Kanye was aware of the track's existence, having cleared a sample of "Trying Girls Out" on an album version of the track.

"By chance, I happened to discover the usage of the illegal version on the internet in 2011," Poindexter claims in his notes.

In mid-March, Kanye settled with soul singer Syl Johnson over a similar claim. The details of West and Jay-Z's settlement with Johnson were not made public.

by RTT Staff Writer

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