The Hip Hop Week In Review: Lord Finesse Sues Mac Miller, Beanie Sigel To Serve Two Years In Jail

Lord Finesse sued Mac Miller over an uncleared sample, while Beanie Sigel was sentenced to two years in prison. Truth Hurts explained why she left Interscope Records.

This week, Lord Finesse filed a substantial $10 million lawsuit against Mac Miller, accusing the young rapper of lifting the instrumental from “Hip 2 Da Game” for Mac’s 2010 mixtape track “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza.” Beanie Sigel was sentenced to two years in prison for tax evasion, but plans to release a new album This Time ahead of his turn-in date via Ruffhouse Records. Finally, Truth Hurts chopped it up with HipHopDX, explaining why she left Interscope Records and her participation in a bare-it-all Penthouse spread in Europe.

Lord Finesse Sues Mac Miller For $10 Million Over Sample

On Monday, Lord Finesse filed a whopping $10 million lawsuit against Mac Miller over repurposing the instrumental from his classic track “Hip 2 Da Game” for “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza,” included on his 2010 mixtape K.I.D.S. Mac responded to the lawsuit on Twitter, stating that he reused the instrumental to pay homage to Finesse and that he “did nothing wrong,” since Finesse never cleared the original sample for his track. The two spoke later on during the week, which was followed by the Rostrum Records signee taking to Twitter to confirm that the lawsuit stood regardless of intentions. Finesse finally responded with a statement that insisted that Miller lifted the entire record for his own personal gain and that the “truth will come out in court.”

Beanie Sigel Sentenced To Two Years In Prison, Preps New Album

Beanie Sigel got a harsh bit of news this week. The former Roc-A-Fella Records signee was sentenced to two years in prison after railing to pay more than $728,000 in federal income taxes. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native pleaded guilty to tax evasion in August 2011 for defaulting on income taxes from 1999 to 2005. He got off easy, as his original sentence could have amounted to three years. Shortly after the news broke, famed 1990s label Ruffhouse Records announced its return with a new Sigel album, This Time, which will be released on August 28th ahead of September 12th, when he is required by law to report to prison.

Truth Hurts Explains Why She Left Interscope, Upcoming “Penthouse” Spread

Truth Hurts has been missing in action for a handful of years, but she resurfaced this week with an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. During our chat, the former Aftermath/Interscope signee explained the lawsuit behind her breakout and sole hit “Addictive,” stating that they pulled the record off of shelves after a $500,000,000 suit was filed for an uncleared sample. She explained that she decided to leave the label shortly afterwards because she didn’t want to get dropped, and she had the feeling that she was a liability for the imprint and Dr. Dre. She also discussed her songwriting career and leaning towards a Rock sound, as well a her upcoming project that’s close to completion. And, of course, she discussed her Penthouse shoot, justifying why she decided to bear it all for the European edition of the magazine. Read the full interview here.

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11 Comments

  • Powerphi

    Isn't this Bean's second or third mini-stretch? At what point do you just get it together?

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  • buckeyewu

    1. Damn, Mac, how could you not get permission before using someones track? Using other beats and samples without clearing is like playing with fire. All old artists know it but apparently newer ones like Mac dont have much experience using sample beats. I hope they work it out. 2. Siegel is a beast on the mic. I hate to see him go through this shit but you would think he should know better than to not pay his taxes. 3. Ummmmm, yeah, Truth Hurts was a one hit wonder. Without that beat and Rakim on the track would it have really been a hit? Sorry, but this article didnt interest me at all. Ten years ago, maybe but not now.

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