Lord Finesse Sues Mac Miller for $10 million over ”Hip 2 Da Game” Instrumental

Lord Finesse, a member of the Diggin’ in the Crates Crew (D.I.T.C), has filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against the ”Donald Trump” rapper, Mac Miller.

Finesse has filed the lawsuit against Miller for the unauthorized use of his beat ”Hip 2 Da Game”on Millers song ”Kool-aid & Frozen Pizza” which was featured on his 2010 mixtape K.I.D.S.: Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit.

The song was orignally featured on Finesse’s third solo album, The Awakening, as a single.

Lord Finesse has been rapping since the 80s, and led the New York hip hop crew D.I.T.C, in addition to having  a solo career and writing for rappers like the late Biggie Smalls and Dr.Dre.

“This is a case about a teenage rapper- Mac Miller- copying the music from a song written, produced and performed by Lord Finesse, a hip hop legend, changing the title and then distributing it under his own name in order to launch his music career,” states Finesse’s complaint.

Finesse says he filed the lawsuit after mixtape hosting site DatPiff.com, Miller, and Rostrum Records (Miller’s label), refused to respond to a cease an desist letter earlier in July.

The video for ”Kool-Aid and Frozen Pizza” has had nearly 24 million hits on YouTube, and Finesse says Miller, whos orignial name is Malcom McCormick, has profited from the unauthorized use of his song.

Miller took to his Twitter account on Wednesday to tell his followers that he and Finesse hadspoke on the matter.

“I just talked to Lord Finesse,” Mac tweeted. “He’s still suing me. 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 has collaborated with hip hop mogul in the past such as Raekwon, 9th Wonder, Talib Kweli, Camron, Bun B and is set to release a mixtape hosted by Dj Jazzy Jeff.

Maybe Finesse’s reasons for filing the lawsuit could be more personal, the fact that Miller never reached out to him over the ”Hip 2 Da Game” track. Whatever the case may be the lawsuit still continues, and we will keep you updated with any information as we get it.


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