Drake addresses allegations he stole ‘Hotline Bling’

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” is undoubtedly one of the hottest songs in the country right now, but the song does not come without controversy. Some savvy fans have insisted that the song borrows heavily from another song entitled “Cha Cha” that was released months ago by a Virginia-based artist named D.R.A.M. Currently on the “Family Matters Tour” with […]

Eminem sued for uncleared sample in ‘Rap God’ song

In hip-hop there is fine line between paying homage to a fellow emcee and biting an emcee’s style or lyrics. According to Chicago-based group Hotstylz, superstar rapper Eminem has crossed that line. On Dec. 30, group member Raymond Jones, aka Raydio G, filed an $8 million copyright infringement lawsuit claiming that Slim Shady used a 25-second sample of their 2007 […]

Did Drake borrow lyrics or bite lyrics?

When it comes to hip-hop, there’s a fine line between borrowing a line or two of a fellow rappers that you like and outright biting their lyrics. Jay Z frequently borrows Biggie lines as a way to pay homage to his fallen friend. Drake, on the other hand, has been accused of the latter. Veteran […]