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JAY-Z Preserves Win In Court Over “Big Pimpin'” Sample

JAY-Z’s court win against Baligh Hamdy’s nephew over the use of the Egyptian composer’s song for his 2000 hit “Big Pimpin” is preserved in the 9th District. According to…

Tony Yayo Says He Was “Honored” To Be Sampled On Drake’s ‘More Life’

Drake’s in-house production team has grown from a small operation to a one-stop-shop for Billboard hits. From Noah ’40’ Shebib and Nineteen85, all the way down to…

The Sample That Made Mobb Deep’s ‘Survival Of The Fittest’ A Classic

For nearly two decades now, Mobb Deep’s 1995 album The Infamoushas yielded a bit of a secret. Except for very selcect bunch of cratediggers who stayed mum — nobody could…

Frank Ocean May Face Lawsuit Over ‘Eagles’ Sample

The seemingly well-behaved ‘golden child’ of the Odd Future clan, Frank Ocean, may not be so golden after all. The singer/songwriter has reportedly been threatened with…