Last fall the LA Weekly wrote a story about an LA-based publishing company, Urband & Lazar, who was suing Lil Wayne for using an uncleared sample in one of his mixtape songs, "Once," written by a singer named Karma-Ann Swanepoel. Wayne's song, "I Feel Like Dying," contains a chorus sung by Swanepoel, and though the song never made it onto an album, the suit contends that Wayne profited from its use, and that Urband & Lazar, Swanepoel's publisher, should get a cut of that money.
This is the track in question
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Now comes word that Lil Wayne has turned around and sued the producer of said song, Rebel Rock Productions, for failing to clear the sample -- Wayne's basically saying, "It's not my fault the sample wasn't cleared -- it's Rebel Rock's fault."