Kanye West is being sued by New York record label Tuf America for allegedly using samples from New Orleans musician Eddie Bo.
The sampling comes at the end of West’s most recent solo album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ which was released in 2010.
The tracks “Lost In The World” and “Who Will Survive In America,” according to Tuf America, illegally use portions of Bo’s 1969 song “Hook And Sling, Part 1.”
Tuf America bought the rights to the song more than 15 years ago.
While West’s label had actually paid a $62,500 license fee to the label, it apparently failed to sign any written license agreements for the song’s use.
This isn’t the first time West has faced sampling lawsuits. Last year, he and Jay-Z faced a similar lawsuit from soul singer Sly Johnson over allegedly using his voice in the duo’s ‘Watch The Throne’ track “The Joy.”
Tuf America made a notoriously badly timed public relations move earlier this year. The company sued the Beastie Boys over sampling on their two landmark albums ‘License To Ill’ and ‘Paul’s Boutique’ the day before band member Adam Yauch died of cancer.
Watch the music video for Kanye West’s “Lost In the World” Ft. Bon Iver below: