Justin Timberlake, Jay Z’s Record Label Slapped with a Lawsuit over ‘Suit & Tie’ Sample

Jay Z is involved in a lawsuit regarding a sample again, but this time, it’s with Justin Timberlake.

TMZ reports that two members of Sly, Slick and Wicked, a 70’s R&B group, filed a lawsuit that claims that “Suit & Tie” samples their song, “Sho’ Nuff”, which was produced by James Brown and released in 1973.

The band members say that Universal Music Group, Timberlake’s record label, paid to sample “Sho Nuff”, but did not get rights to the vocal performances in the song. They also claimed that they did not receive compensation when UMG licensed “Suit & Tie” for a Bud Light commercial.

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