Kendrick Lamar is widely regarded as the G.O.A.T. of the rap world. Lamar dominated the Rap Game chart in 2021. Everything was going fine but recently, Kendrick Lamar was accused of stealing the ‘entire composition’ for his 2017 song Loyalty.
A fresh copyright infringement case has been filed against Kendrick Lamar. According to producer Terrence Hayes, Parts of Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 hit “LOYALTY” were allegedly lifted from his own 2011 song of the same name.
Terrace Martin, the artist’s producer, as well as his label and management, Top Dawg Entertainment, and Josef Leimberg are named in the complaint. Martin allegedly had access to Hayes’ original recording because they had previously worked with Leimberg. Lamar’s producer justified Lamar Kendrick’s work.
“Slowed it down through a synthesizer… to disguise the copying.”
“The entire composition, including title, melody, harmony and rhythm of Hayes’s song were lifted for ‘LOYALTY.'”
“Both songs use the same chord progressions, melodies and other aspects throughout, and neither song features any changes in the musical elements as the recordings progress toward their conclusions,”
This isn’t the first time Lamar has been accused of copyright violation. He was sued for copying a Bill Withers sample without permission on the song “I Do This.” He was also sued for his work on the Black Panther song “All the Stars” with SZA.
Now fans have to wait to hear what will be the decision of the court on this. For further updates, on Lamar’s case stay tuned to Thirsty.
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