Remember that little interlude at the very beginning of Drake’s “Pound Cake”? If you have his latest album Nothing Was The Same you will definitely know. Drake and his label Cash Money are being sued for the use of the sample. The sample is of “Jimmy Smith Rap”. The Jimmy Smith estate claims the sample on “Pound Cake” was used without permission, and is sueing for illegal use of copyrighted material. The estate is looking for $300,000 from Drake and others. Notes on Nothing Was The Same say the “Jimmy Smith Rap” sample was properly licensed.
Listen to Jimmy Smith Rap and Pound Cake below: