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Kanye West

SUED For Messin'

With Broke People

4/8/2013 3:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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You know that song "Bumpin' Bus Stop?" Well no one does, but that hasn't stopped the songwriter's offspring from suing Kanye West for allegedly daring to sample a teensy-weensy portion of that most obscure song.

David Pryor wrote and sang "Bumpin' Bus Stop" with his band Thunder & Lightning in 1974. Two of his children, Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, each own about a quarter of the tune.

They claim that 13 seconds into Kanye's "Gold Digger" -- his massive 2005 No. 1 hit -- comes a sample of their father's hit miss ... If you listen carefully, you can hear what's allegedly Pryor's voice say "Get down" three times, echoing Kanye's line, "Get down girl, get down, get down."

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Steward and Pryor want a judge to stop the sale of "Gold Digger" -- which is very weird since it's been out for 8 years.  And, of course, they want damages, and lots of them. 

Warning to Steward and Pryor ... None of the people they're messin' with appear to be broke.

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31.

Classy Brownin    

Nawww nawwww it says "get down go ahead get down " dat is not the same as "get down get down get down"

527 days ago
32.

nof    

Too ridiculous/transparent to comment on.


Waste of everybody's time - including the TMZ newzroom -

527 days ago
33.

gegeok    

Lol.... they are really pressed...

527 days ago
34.

Fatty    

nice try - not even close - I hope these frivolous lawsuit-ers have to pay Kanye's attorney fees

527 days ago
35.

Coldhardtruth    

I ain't saying they're gold diggers but..

527 days ago
36.

bright eyez    

Hollywood changed kanye for the worst.

527 days ago
37.

TJ    

Kanye, don't you even care about KIM'S pregnancy pain??? You can see it on TOOFAB, since you are no longer in contact with her. It looks really personal & intense, but they are choosing to share it with the entire world, because it creates "drama",and they can make LOTS & LOTS more money off it! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

527 days ago
38.

Demosthenes    

I'm not entirely sure why they are suing him now, the sample wasn't even a good portion of the song, if it was the man's voice in the first place, it could have easily been Kanye's, Jamie's or Ray's. Regardless the comments seem to mostly consist of people who are not hip-hop fans complaining about rap as a whole and saying sampling a portion of another artist's song to make a new song requires no talent. You realise Kanye had to find the song, then cut it up, mix it, change the tempo, equalise it, change the rate, buffer size and insert it into the song for what will probably be 5 seconds. He still had to the other 49/50s of the song, create the majority of the beat and he had to write the lyrics. Not mention mastering it. Its not like the sample assembled itself.

527 days ago
39.

sophiastormy    

Did you know that part of gold digger, is an very old blues song sung bush by ray Charles. Called i got a good woman.

527 days ago
40.

Mick    

Kanye has no talent.

527 days ago
41.

static    

I say go for it.

527 days ago
42.

Jackie    

When i see him...I feel like vomiting. Aww!

527 days ago
43.

Everyones~A~Star    

nobody likes kanye.

527 days ago
44.

Seriously bro?    

One of his entire songs (Stronger) is an old Daft Punk song from like 2001. He just raps over it and pretends he's brilliant.

527 days ago
45.

bring back recent posts    

.....weird dude..and odd how he isn't with his cash cow...just saying..

527 days ago
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