Kanye Sued By Ricky Spicer For “Bound 2” Sample.

All is not well in Westeros (I’m just going to start using that to describe the land inside Kanye’s mind). Bound 2, or as the rest of us have been calling it “Boning Kim in front of a green screen,” seems to have lifted a major sample & component of the track from a previous artist without permission. Rolling Stone reports that Ricky Spicer recorded the refrain that is clearly audible in the Kanye track when he was 12 years old. Roc-A-Fella Records, Universal, Island Def-Jam & Rhino Entertainment have also been declared as defendants in the suit. This video debuted on Ellen, in one of the more confusing moves of 2013, even by Kanye’s standards. I’ll leave it up to you, the listener this is the original, 12 seconds in:

And this is Kanye’s hilariously bad music video.

Honestly, I try really hard to find the best in everything, but it seriously looks like the entire video was done with a green screen, one of those rides outside of grocery stores & a lot of vicodin. He’s got the entire creative universe at his finger tips & he chooses stock footage of mountains, a sample from 1976, a bunch of tits in your face and tortured rhymes? I hope the lawsuit goes better than the video.

(Image via GQ)

Universal to re-issue ON VINYL the best of Public Enemy, N.W.A., Ice Cube, Kanye, Lil’ Wayne & more

Just in time for the holiday season, Universal has started releasing details and remastered some of the best hip hop albums of the past. With Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A. already out, I can’t be more happy that “It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back.” is being released Nov. 12, among a dozen other albums by lumnaries mentioned in the title getting hooked up and dropped. Best of all, now all you vinyl lunatics can grab an actual copy so you don’t have to keep sharing the one copy one of you bought back in 93. If vinyl isn’t a stocking stuffer, what is? (via Modern Vinyl)