Kendrick Lamar Reportedly Sued For Stealing Song [AUDIO]
Kendrick Lamar is reportedly being sued for stealing Eric Reed and Willie Jones III track 'The Thorn'. According to TMZ, Kendrick Lamar's 'Rigamortis' is straight from 2010 track 'The Thorn'. Eric Reef and Willie Jones III are suing K Dot for a million dollars and profits and rights to 'Rigamortis'.
As amazing as the Section.80 track is, Kendrick Lamar did some research before spitting on this beat.
Listen to both songs, do you think Kendrick Lamar stole Willie Jones III style.
Willie Jones III ' The Thorn' Starting at :44
**I DO NOT OWN OR INTEND TO INFRINGE UPON COPYRIGHT OF THIS SONG, ALL MATERIAL IS OWNED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER.**
Willie Jones III - born in 1968 is a jazz drummer famous for his work with Hank Jones and Herbie Hancock. This track from his album "The Next Phase", was recently sampled by producer Willie B for Kendrick Lamar's song "Rigamortis" from his recent album "Section 80"
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Kendrick Lamar 'Rigamortis' listen below:
When rigor mortis occurs within a corpse, its muscles tighten, causing the body to become stiff and very difficult to move. The chemical reaction makes all blood gravitate to the areas of the body that are closest to the ground, leaving colorful spots as an indication of life that once existed. As the soul escapes, toxins remain causing the corpse to rot and decompose. This is the fate that Kendrick Lamar has deemed onto the competition, more commonly known as your favorite rapper. Amen!
Death can be so beautiful at times. Boasting bars as mad as Marilyn Manson, one grim rapper emerges to hold hip hop ransom. Hailing from Compton, Los Angeles, one of America's most neglected graveyards, Kendrick yields his sickle (ballpoint pen) to pry open the caskets of lyricism, musicianship, and tradition. The emcee, once known as K. Dot, hence displays an heir of irony in his verses, murdering the fraudulent with the same weapon used for shedding light on realness.
Section 80 was released in the first week of July and continues to receive steady rotation from barbershop stereos to iPods on college campuses. A clear game changer, his debut album is dynamic in the sense that it brings forth the story of a generation incubated in the years of Reaganomics, while projecting the rebellious voice of a youth discontented by society's harsh inflictions.
Directors, The ICU caught up with Kendrick Lamar at various locations throughout New York City to shoot this highly anticipated video off of Section 80. Accompanied by a triumphant three piece brass section, this funeral procession is not a mournful event, but rather a triumphant proclamation for a resurrecting art form. Chuuuch!
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Special Thanks to Ryan Keeley and The Keeley Gallery NYC (http://thekeeleygallery.com).
By Chuck Chillery