Cypress Hill & Apple Sued For “How I Could Just Kill A Man”
Cypress gets sued for their 1991 hit for an uncleared sample, the second Rap suit from the publisher in less than a week.
Drive-In Music has filed a lawsuit against Cypress Hill for illegally utilizing a part of The Music Machine’s “Come On In.” The suit was filed on September 10, against both Cypress Hill and Apple, in the Central District Court of California.
The Cypress song in question is “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” a single that the group released to great success in 1991, as part of their self-titled debut album on Ruffhouse Records.
The group also sued Apple because the song is still being sold on iTunes.
This follows another lawsuit, filed by Drive-In last week, against another 1990s Hip Hop group, Leaders of the New School.
While some may ask why the lawsuit comes at this time, Drive-In claims they did not know of the songs before. Their lawsuit asks to stop sales of the group’s debut album and asks for damages.
Last month, DJ Muggs, the song’s producer, teamed with Ill Bill to release Kill Devil Hills. Fellow Cypress Hill member B-Real has a mixtape planned to release later this month.
Excerpt from HipHopDx.com