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Drake

Accused of Stealing Music

And Lying About Permission

4/16/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Drake SuedDrake cheated and lied on his latest album -- shamelessly stealing a jazz musician's lyrics and then lying on the album that he got permission -- so claims the jazz musician's people.

The song in question is "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2."   The song begins with a 35 second monologue from a 1982 song -- "Jimmy Smith Rap" -- recorded by jazz musician Jimmy Smith.

According to a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Drake never got permission to use the clip.  Even worse, represented in the liner notes that the clip was properly licensed.

Jimmy's dead, but his Estate insists in the lawsuit NO permission was given nor did anyone ask for it.

The Estate is going after Drake, Cash Money Records and a bunch of others ... gunning for more than $300K.

TMZ reached out to Drake for comment ... so far, no word back.

Drake Sued

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1.

StevenB    

See -- he is a real rapper y'all. . . .

152 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Drake has down syndrome, look at him

152 days ago
3.

KingKilla_2013    

Yawn!

152 days ago
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Skit    

All rap steals music.. thats why their called rappers and not artists. They just use the word sample now instead of steal to make them seem less shady

152 days ago
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Skit    

Should go bang a rappers wife and say you wernt stealing her away... You were just sampling her.

152 days ago
6.

Truth is    

Rich man MO: cheat, lie and rob all the way to the bank

152 days ago
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Edddie Nash    

Drake looks like. Gary aka baba booey from the Howard Stern Show

152 days ago
8.

frogg    

Damn somebody's finally suing him for stealing lyrics he has been doing that since he got out his wheel chair.

152 days ago
9.

Mikey    

Only mentally ill women wanna sleep with Drake. Hate the Drake.

152 days ago
10.

nana    

"Debates growing bout who they think is best now"

152 days ago
11.

nana    

Write that petty check and keep it movibg!

152 days ago
12.

jeff boy    

Emma Stone looks like she suffers from Down Syndrome...

152 days ago
13.

Numapass    

Don't forget about the other serious charge - making horrible horrible music.

152 days ago
14.

Lee    

He stole that intro? What was said is so simple and mundane, why still that. Any 6th grader could have written better.

152 days ago
15.

D-INCARNATION    

I hope he doesn't take this badly and threaten to cut his Johnston off and jump out the window....

152 days ago
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