Posted: 19 September, 2014
by Sohan Judge
Jay Z Fighting Lawsuit Over The Use Of 'Oh'
Sample from 1969 Funk Track Used In 'Run This Town'
Remember that track Run This Town by Jay Z and Rihanna? Well it’s landed Jay into a LOT of hot water!
Apparently he’s fighting a major lawsuit for sampling the word ‘oh’ from Eddie Bo’s 1969 song Hook and Sling
… yep, just one syllable!
Jay Z’s lawyers have hit back though, saying the single syllable is not significant enough to warrant copyright.
It’s also worth noting that the record label challenging Jay Z here is the same company that sued Kanye for sampling.