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Kanye West Sued!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Naph, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Naph

    Naph Companion Cube

    Not very exciting news, but I know there are some people who like to see him squirm.

    Only $500,000? I'm sure that it's only a chip off what is his huge fortune.
  2. Absinthe

    Absinthe The Freeman

    Hmmm, I'd really have to hear the two tracks to form an opinion. I think of all the samples and styles of music I listen to and how many of them wouldn't exist in their current forms if artists weren't ripping breakbeats or vocal samples from a less litigious era.

    I'd like to see Kanye take a few more hits to his ridiculous Jesus complex, but I think I'd be more satisfied with a gay sex scandal or battering a hooker. Can't we all just share our music with the world and be happy? Y'know, in the name of creativity and all that bullshit or sumsuch?
  3. Shem

    Shem The Freeman

    Using another person's music in your mixed tape isn't creativity.
  4. Absinthe

    Absinthe The Freeman

    What's a remix, then? And I think the entire Drum and Bass genre would disagree with you. Maybe you don't think that's a valid genre, I don't know.

    Again, I haven't heard the music in question. I do think there are obvious cases where sampling is doing the work for you, and you may as well call it "theft". But if we're talking about a two-second stab or something similar, then we're making a fuss over nothing.
  5. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 The Freeman

    Sampling does not lack creativity.

    In other words: sampling was not seen as merely rehashing old sounds, but as an attempt to make new from something old—an artistic strategy as time-honored as creative expression itself.

    But like Absinthe said, this varies in degree depending on how much and how unmodified the original source material was.

    Money and fame really perverts the spirit of music. If money had nothing to do with this, then anyone who ripped off a sample in a really cheap way would be seen as a dick and that would be enough. But since people can rip off others work and make huge profit from it, we have to involve laws and it just gets ****ed.
  6. morgs

    morgs The Freeman

    Kanye elaborate?
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  7. MuToiD_MaN

    MuToiD_MaN The Freeman

    Should demand payment in fishsticks
  8. Shem

    Shem The Freeman

    I would, but I need a West from all of your ridiculous puns.
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  9. Sgt.Tibbs

    Sgt.Tibbs Spy

    /snort

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    Kanye doesn't do anything right, hahaha. It's about time he got sued for taking somebody else's anything.

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