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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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16.

Pudding Tang    

↑↑↑↑ That's what I'm SCREAMIN' NUMAPASS! ↑↑↑↑

152 days ago
17.

beigebrother    

Why didn't Aubrey just rap himself? Or did I just answer my own question?

152 days ago
18.

Thizz √$    

Get over it , Jimmy would

152 days ago
19.

Taurus-4-    

Wow people are just realizing that these artist take little samples from other music....hmm pitbull,Rihanna,kid ink,Chris brown, drake,lil Wayne,beyonce haha their is alot more

152 days ago
20.

iHoppe    

He steals lyrics from everyone

152 days ago
21.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

I'm floored. I can hardly believe that. He would never, ever do such a thing.

152 days ago
22.

tgrfan42069    

drake looks like a blind man

152 days ago
23.

NicholasRey    

We all understand the rules of sampling and Im sure Drake does as well but its not like it was a all out plot to steal a dead jazz musician's music . He just made a song . Its not like he made a whole song stealing the music and lyrics and calling it his own . He put a clip of something he respected on his music thats all . Get over it . As far as the lawsuit goes its understandable but dont turn it into an artist becoming a theif or bitter cuz it aint that !

152 days ago
24.

tmz4uandme    

Sounds fresh

152 days ago
25.

notalawyer    

Black on Black crime...

152 days ago
26.

ericcaro    

Drake stole lyrics from rappin 4 tay,the song "who do u love,almost the whole verse!im surprised he didnt sue him too.

152 days ago
27.

OH, HELL NO!    

Why are so many people surprised that he did this? The guy is a douche! I can't believe I ever wanted him to murder my vajajay! Oh wait, that was Amanda Bynes! LOL

152 days ago
28.

QueenB    

Drakes record dropped last year.Why did it take them so long to file a lawsuit?

152 days ago
29.

QueenB    

He's a good boy and you know it..

152 days ago
30.

VeddyEdder    

He should have stolen better music.

152 days ago
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