Kendrick Lamar may be on the top of the rap world as of today, with two platinum albums under his belt and a few grammy wins, the Compton MC is now being sued over an old sample that was used on some of his older work.
Back in 2009, there was a sample from a Bill Withers track that appeared on Kendrick self-titled EP. The sample comes from a 1975 song of Withers “Don’t You Want To Stay.” The Mattie Music Group which claims they own the rights to Withers music is filing suit over the use of the sample.
Mattie Music Group is seeking damages claiming that Kendrick “I Do” song “consists of nothing more than new rap and hip hop lyrics set to the existing music of Don’t You Want To Stay,” they would like for K Dot to stop using the song.
Take a listen below, and here both songs and be the judge.