Founder of the legendary D.I.T.C. rap crew, Lord Finesse, is suing Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller for $10 million for reportedly using his beat from “Hip 2 the Game," which Finesse released in 1995. Mac used the beat for the title track on his breakout mixtape Kool-Aid and Frozen Pizza, which Finesse and many other rap critics feel launched his career.
According to reports, the $10 million suit, which alleges “copyright infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, interference, deceptive trade practices, and a number of related state law claims, was filed in a New York federal court on Monday (July 9) against Mac,
The suit states that the case is “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.”Robert “Lord Finesse” Hall has also sued DatPiff.com, the website which initially made the mixtape available for download upon its release as well as the independent label of Rostrum Records which signed Mac Miller in 2010.
The viral music video for Mac's “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” has been viewed over 24 million times on YouTube.
Stay tuned for updates.