Kanye West Sued For Unauthorized Use of Sample in “Life Of The Party”
Written by timothy takabasa on November 9, 2022
“Life Of The Party” which features Andre 3000 was released on Kanye’s Stem Player device as part of the deluxe edition of his 2021 album “DONDA”.
The management company overseeing the Boogie Down music catalog, Phase One Network, has since stated that the song uses elements of the 1987 hip—hop group track “South Bronx”.
The lawsuit alleges that Kanye initially requested permission to listen to “South Bronx” in July last year, but withdrew that request in November 2021 after the two sides could not agree on the permitted use of the song.