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Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean Sued for Copyright Infringement in 'Made in America'

August 29, 2014 (7:06 am) GMT
Seeking $3M in damages, a New York musician named Joel McDonald claims the track from 2011's 'Watch the Throne' album is a rip-off of his 2009 song of the same name.

, and have been hit with a lawsuit for copyright infringement. According to XXL, the three rappers are accused of stealing a song from a New York musician named Joel McDonald.

McDonald who goes by the stage name Joel Mac claims the trio's "Made in America", from Jay-Z and West's 2011 collaborative album "", is a rip-off of his 2009 song of the same title. He is now seeking $3 million in damages.

This is not Hov and Ye's first time to have been sued for a track appearing in their "Watch The Throne" album. Previously, soul musician Syl Johnson said the duo's "The Joy" featured an illegal sample of his song called "Different Strokes".

Universal Music Group and Def Jam were also named in the lawsuit filed by Johnson back in 2011. The case was settled in 2012.





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