Kanye West faces another accusation of failing to clear a sample on a song he's produced.
Kanye West has been a busy guy over the past month. Not only did he release two projects, Ye and Kids See Ghosts with Kid Cudi, but he's also entirely produced three other projects. Every album has been released a week apart from each other, and for the most part, 'Ye's worked up to the deadline for each project. Unfortunately, the G.O.O.D Music run hasn't gone without controversy. Following the release of Ye, Kanye was accused of lifting a sample from a German label without consent. Now, he faces another accusation of failing to clear a sample.
Kanye West sampled a song off of Numero Group's Boddie Recording Company box set on Teyana Taylor's "Issues/Hold On" off of K.T.S.E. The song sampled was a cover of Billy Stewart's "I Do Love You" from an unknown artist. The label says they've yet to hear anything from Kanye's team about clearing it.
Rob Sevier, the label's co-founder, spoke to Pitchfork about the scenario.
"Without getting too nuanced, the Boddie Recording Company owns this master, and we represent their interests in such matters,” Sevier said. “I want to be explicit that while we haven’t actually heard anything from Kanye’s team about this sample, we are in the midst of multiple other clearances and I don’t want to imply that they don’t intend to clear it.”
Teyana Taylor has already suggested that the reason her album was delayed was partially due to clearing samples during an interview with Big Boy.
We'll keep you updated on this scenario as more information comes forth.