“A ruling uprooting these common practices would limit creativity and stifle innovation within the music industry,” the judge overseeing the case between Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman, said. A judge has ruled in favor of Nicki Minaj in Tracy Chapman‘s copyright infringement lawsuit against her. In a report from Billboard, U.S. District Court Judge Virginia … Read moreNicki Minaj Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman’s lawsuit against Nicki Minaj could have real implications toward hip-hop if a ruling is made in her favor. Since hip-hop’s earliest days, experimenting with the limbs of older songs and reaminating them inside of new records has existed. This process, commonly referred to as sampling, is rap’s blood, and across the genre’s history — … Read moreWhat’s At Stake For Sampling In Tracy Chapman & Nicki Minaj’s Lawsuit?