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According to CourthouseNews.com, Finesse, born Robert Hall, claims Miller, born Malcolm McCormick, put out "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" without authorizing use of "Hip 2 Da Game."
"This is a case about a teenage rapper -- Mac Miller -- copying the music from a song written, produced and performed by Lord Finesse, a hip-hop legend, changing the title and then distributing it under his own name in order to launch his music career," the complaint states in the lawsuit.
In addition to suing Miller, Finesse, also sued the website DatPiff.com, a popular mixtape distributor, and Miller's label, Rostrum Records.
Finesse took to his Twitter page to voice his opinion on the matter. "This case is about the overall picture.. If you're just looking at "one" point.. It's about so much more #look deeper..," he wrote.
Miller also had some words to share. "1. I made that record and video as nothing more than an 18 year old kid who wanted to rhyme and pay homage, no other intentions.," the Blue Slide Park creator stated. "2. Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and cleared the air. We even planned to work on music together.
"3. All I wanted to do is shed light on a generation that inspired me 4. When I heard there was a problem, I reached out to him to try and solve it. No response. 5. Finesse never cleared the Oscar Peterson sample on the original record."
A music video for Mac Miller's "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" has since been taken down. The visual for the song garnered more than 20 million hits on YouTube.
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