Drake, Cash Money Records Being Sued for Copyright Infringement By ... Playboy?
We love a good lawsuit just as much as the next person, but we never thought we'd utter these words: Drake is being sued by Playboy?
The rapper -- who caused riots in New York City just a few weeks ago when he scheduled a free concert with Hanson at the South Street Seaport -- apparently sampled parts of a 1975 song owned by Playboy in his hit single "Best I Ever Had." Unfortunately he never asked permission, making sweet old Hef a little upset.
Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds' super-cheesy love song "Fallin' in Love" is the song in question, and according to court papers Playboy Enterprises filed on June 25 in California, they claim:
"Best I Ever Had" has been an enormous commercial success and Drake, his labels and his distributors "either knew or should have reasonably known" that it samples Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds' ballad "Fallin' in Love."
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We took a listen to the original, and barring both songs' opening bass riffs, we don't hear any other huge resemblances. Listen to both below and tell us: What do you think?
Drake's "Best I ever had"
Hamilton, Joe Frank, & Reynolds' "Fallin' in Love"
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