The latest significant sample lawsuit to hit the streets is brought to us courtesy of Kanye West, Common, Method, Redman, and a bunch of folks over at the Universal Music Group. Seems like Kanye West just can’t escape the sample clearance lawsuits lately. This time the daughter of Jazz saxophonist Joe Farrell has sued for lifting the drum break from Joe Farrell’s 1974 CTI recording of Upon This Rock. The samples were "allegedly" used on Kanye’s "Gone", Common "Chi-City", and Method Man/Redman’s "Run 4 Cover".
Apparently, at least $1 million being sought in punitive damages, but was it worth it?