Jay-Z, Kanye settle copyright infringement suit

Soul singer Syl Johnson gets paid after rap moguls illegally sampled his 1967 song

Apparently they were a little too focused on watching the throne and a little too lax about making sure all of their samples were cleared before dropping another hit record.

Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West settled a lawsuit brought by singer Syl Johnson yesterday for sampling his song “Different Strokes” on the duo’s “The Joy,” which was released last year on the immensely popular “Watch the Throne” album.

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