No sample goes unnoticed these days and they all come with a cost. Just ask Kanye, who according to the New York Daily News, has been sued by by Ricky Spicer, whose voice was sampled for “Bound 2.” Spicer sang the vocals for “Bound” for the Ponderosa Twins Plus One at the mere age of 12.
Per NYDN, the suit, filed on Monday, states that “Mr. Spicer’s voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice…is heard several times.” Also named as defendants in the suit were Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def-Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group.
Listen to the original “Bound” below.