“Bloodstone are seeking an injunction and punitive damages, claiming they didn’t allow Kanye West to sample their 1979 original composition.”
T.I. and Kayne West may have just been doin’ their jobs when they produced “Doin’ My Job”, but that doesn’t mean they got the green light to run with the music they copied!
That’s exactly why 70’s R&B band Bloodstone is now suing Universal Music Group for failing to get approval to license their “I’m Just Doing My Job”.
Here’s what CourtHouseNews is reporting:
“Bloodstone did not know that UMG had granted the license to TI and Kanye West until late 2011/early 2012. Since that time Bloodstone has sought to find out who granted the license to TI without any authority, and recently learned it was Universal Music Enterprises.
Plaintiffs do not approve of their song being sampled in a hip hop or rap song.”
Do old school Funk and R&B bands lack respect for hip hop music production, because it involves sampling with vulgar rap lyrics? Of course. Don’t believe me.. Ask Larry Blackmon.