For those of you that have been following Mac Miller for longer than his debut album, will probably remember Kool-Aid and Frozen Pizza. A track off his K.I.D.S. mixtape that sampled Lord Finesse’s Hip 2 Da Game. Well.. it looks like the unauthorized sample might cost the Pittsburgh kid $10 Million as Finesse has filed a lawsuit. After hearing of the actions taken against him, Mac took to Twitter to express his thoughts.
I’m supposed to be on hush but lemme speak on this real quick. 1. I made that record and video as nothing more than an 18 year old kid who wanted to rhyme and pay homage, no other intentions. 2. Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and cleared the air. We even planned to work on music together. 3. All I wanted to do is shed light on a generation that inspired me. 4. When I heard there was a problem, I reached out to him to try and solve it. No response. 5. Finesse never cleared the Oscar Peterson sample on the original record. I did nothing wrong. We spoke on the phone had a good conversation, he was cool with the record. It’s all love tho. I ain’t even mad at dude. He still a legend. Lord Finesse, thank you for what u did for hip hop. Thank you for bringing my favorite rapper into the game. I should just drop some new music.
This morning Finesse jumped on his Twitter and gave his response as well.
1. I appreciate Mac’s kind words but his people did not handle his business correctly. 2. Basics – Mixtapes are one thing, but you can’t take someone’s else’s entire song, shoot a music video and call it your own. 3. Mac’s on the top of his game right now. I wish him the best in Europe and I hope to hear from him besides on Twitter.
The last mention leaves light that things could possibly be worked out IMO but we’ll just have to wait and see.