Game Hit With Lawsuit Over Mixtape Beat

Game may head to court soon over a beat from his "California Republic" mixtape.

It looks like Mac Miller isn't the only one feeling the wrath of the legal system. Now, AllHipHop reports that Game was recently hit with a lawsuit over a mixtape beat.

Producer Infamous alleges that he gave the California rapper a beat in 2010 to decide whether he wanted to use it on a project. Apparently, the producer never heard back from Game about the track and it was used without his consent as "Skate On" on his California Republic mixtape.

Infamous also says that he attempted to get into contact with Game via a letter, but that the Compton emcee never responded. He is seeking $100,000 compensation in the suit.

This isn't the first time Game's headed to court over a mixtape beat. Last year, RZA filed suit against the emcee over the song "Heartbreak" from his Purp & Patron mixtape.

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67 Comments

  • Immortal On My Grind

    BLACK OR WHITE WE ARE ALL THE SAME

  • Anonymous

    Game is for black people only.

  • Anonymous

    the game is a fake gangsta. 50 cent destroys him, the ghame too scared to respond to 50's disses. how can u be born a crip and rap about being a blood. 50 cent, lil wayne better they real gangstas, have more money than game, andf lil wane served time for murder

    • OFWGKTA

      dude your a fucking moron the 50 and game beef has been over since like forever ago plus game did reply haven't you ever heard 300 bars and runnin ive never seen 50 spit like that and keep going just admit it game is one of the best and you can't compare wayne to game neither cause wayne just flat out sucks you know nothing of the hip hop industry legit where is your fuckin track.... that's what i thought NOW STFU! and lick your dad's nuts

    • Anonymous

      Listen to "Up n da Club" by 2nd II None and shut up.

    • Anonymous

      Game grew up in the shit, he is gangsta since he was 12 years old, dude got shot 5 times... Anyway I don't even know why am I relpying to your retarted comment.

  • GAME 4 LIFE

    Look at what a nigga comes down to, suing someone OVER A FUCKING MIXTAPE

  • anon

    damn son http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKXZiezvF5w&feature=context-cha

  • Acesun

    'Back in the days', this wasn't a problem. Now if you use someone elses beat on a "FREE" Mixtape stand by for the lawsuit. The landscape for the rap game has changed, using someone elses beats on a mixtape you created and giving it out to fans, is like giving them tickets to come see you perform. This shit got outta hand when new cats started recording full songs instead of snippets over someone elses beat and creating CAREERS from it. (See Mac Miller). When you start to make bread from that "FREE" mixtape, that's when the people who created those "BEATS" need to be broken off.

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  • yabbadabbadooodooo

    Game could make show money by performing that record so im cool with the lawsuit...

  • hjk

    Infamous ain't a "no-name" producer, he did beats for Lil Wayne, Birdman, Fat Joe, Ace Hood, Plies, Rick Ross, etc. still, all that lawsuit sucks (even Lord motherfucker himself), but Infamous got the point

  • 2-Sentz

    regardless if the beat was used on a free mixtape or not, the producer didnt give his consent to use it in the first place, so Game is in the wrong unless he can prove that dude is full of shit and actually OK'ed the beat prematurely. I doubt that'll be the case though. Its funny cuz people jack beats from up and coming producers all the time, but the difference is that Game is in a position to directly profit from it, plus he's already got the bread to afford to buy it off the kid if he really wanted it. Game could do a lot worse than a $100,000 lawsuit for real. Check out the music when you get a chance http://soundcloud.com/dcshaman

  • Watcher

    I'm torn on this issue. First of all, if the beat was specifically sent to Game and he used it without paying or asking permission, then that's fucked up. However, if a beat has already been used and it was not tailor-made for you, I don't see a problem with using it in a free mixtape. So, I agree with suing Game (if this story is indeed how it happened) but I disagree with Finesse suing Miller, since that beat has been used and the song was released for free.

    • Anonymous

      Miller was getting paid off that track though....peep the shows all over the states on You Tube...they posted up on iTunes & Amazon...Finesse has the best case to date because word is that song put Mac out there...

  • Anonymous

    If you really think a "free" mixtape doesnt mean anything then you're retarded. Artists use mixtapes to build a brand name around themselves. Without the mixtape then no mc would have a career these days. If mcs dont wanna pay for beats towards mixtapes then they need to hop on the drum machines and make the beats themselves.

  • Anonymous

    No-name producers should be happy a big-name rapper like Game picked up their beat on a mixtape, as long as they're credited for it. Plus nobody knows half the story when it comes to things like this, so it's ridiculous to make assumptions that Game did someone wrong easy as that. It's never ever that simple. Dude wants $100,000 for having his beat picked on a free mixtape and sues only after sending one letter without getting a response. If that's the truth then that's what's wrong with America. Everyone sues everyone for everything and it sucks the freedom to do anything with all the red tape, lawyers, fine print, paperwork, and all this shit just so people don't have to worry about someone inventing shit to sue about. I'm not saying this producer is being frivolous but at the same time, suing someone should always be the LAST option when every other option is exhausted or you're blown off.

    • Anonymous

      They don't understand how it works. Glad to see the many postings of realistic examples to show them they need to study more.

    • true

      ^ true, producers get screwed the worst in the mixtape game

    • FVCK THAT!

      sooo yur saying its ok when the engineer gets paid to press RECORD on pro tools, the studio gets paid fot their time, the websites get paid to promote the mixtape, GAME gets paid for shows, even the hoes sitting on the studio couch half naked gettin paid... BUT when it comes to a producer that put his time into making a beat which is much harder than rapping its AWWWWW NAWWWW he dont deserve to be paid??? lmao what a joke

    • Anonymous

      as long as they're credited for it ^ it's that simple

  • Anonymous

    or be ready to get hit by these money hungry fuckers for your dough +++++++++++++ LMAO SO RZA IS MONEY HUNGRY?

  • Anonymous

    How can you ask for $100,000 for something that was on a free mixtape?

  • Anonymous

    "Mixtape game dies trust and believe a lot of producers will suffer from it. Having your production featured on The Game's mixtape is worth a hell of a lot more then a few hundred bucks you would get shoppin it to local artist." ^ you have it all wrong.... The industry loves your type of thinking. You think a mixtape feature equates to making it and therefore won't seek to be paid because you're too busy thinking it's "free" & waiting for the inbox to fill up with more requests and your peers are patting you on the back. Meanwhile said artist is getting satellite spins and is doing the song at shows you don't know of. The local rapper has an 8% probability of making it, and in most cases, someone tells producer they can get so & so rapper the beat and the producer hasn't even copyrighted the beat and gets jerked when the local rapper gets a couple of spins and performs it at various clubs and at places where they are the opening act for a bigger rapper coming thru town. You're getting nothing when you should be. The best channel is to copyright said music, send it to an ASCAP or BMI and apply for membership so they can help place it and watch it's activity if it's ever used. Labels have a group of producers that they send all artists with an upcoming release the same beats to choose from, see if you can get in. The mixtape game is fine, these people are not doing the paperwork correctly. Game is NOT doing the paperwork. Now think about it, you think Lex Luger is giving all those beats to Ross & Juicy J for free on their mixtapes? Nas was on Rich Forever with "Triple Beam Dreams", but he has Ross on "Accidental Murderers" and the JUSTICE League did both beats. Ross decided to put TBD on the deluxe version of his retail album (it's mastered, not mixed down). There is PAPERWORK involved where you can waive fees, and when and if it can be sold it can be renegotiated. What would make you think you could get a Nas feature for free on a free mixtape? Start asking the right questions you will get the right answers.

  • T

    Man it seems like something bad happens to this guy all the time.

  • cannon865

    wait till he get that lawsuit for stealing that CHERRY KOOL AID beat from my first mixtape

  • Anonymous

    Man this shits starting to get old. On both sides. Either make sure you can use the beat or be ready to get hit by these money hungry fuckers for your dough. Im sick of this shit and I like sample based music too.

  • Anonymous

    not rich and still lying

  • Justin Walden x Jayy Maadniss

    It's not like Game didn't put his name in itand then used it , you know how many beats Game probably gets everyday ? He probably tok it out of context o somethin , and plus it's on mixtape , i'd understand if he used it on an album , but this is retarded .

  • Anonymous

    Compton? I thought this noocca was from Pomona!!!

  • Loreen

    Hopes he's sent to prison for 100 years. Fuck this tramp. Tired of hearing is bull++++ and lies.

  • Anonymous

    Simple solution. Give Finesse $5,000 and this no name $1,000.

  • Anonymous

    New track by Game called "Nigga We Run Shit 354 Bars (Infamous Diss)" coming soon.

  • jose

    Lol he gives him the beat and two years later he files a lawsuit after Game decides to use it. That's how you know niggas is broke lol

  • FURYAN

    NOW HE FILES A LAW SUIT ??? MONTHS AFTER THE TAPE DROPED ? HE WOKE UP AND DEMANDS MONEY !? LOL I HOPE GAME GLOCK 40 HIS FACE ONE HANDED IPHONE JABS

  • Anonymous

    damn u game haters are hilarious!!

  • Anonymous

    as you all can see compared to mac millers 10million dollar lawsuit, this guy is only looking to get 100k. Mac miller toured off of that mixtape and made money performing using those beats. Game on the other hand, im not to sure if hes performed that song and been paid for it. Thats when the lawyers can be brought in. If Game hasnt made a single penny off of the beat he rapped on then theres no monetary fee that hes gonna have to pay back. Its just gonna be that he cant perform it anymore.

  • Donnie

    If a producer used a Game acapella over one of his beats and put it out without paying Game, Game would 40 Glocc the fuck outta the producer, it works both ways, pay the producer Game you cheapskate!

    • Anonymous

      "pay the producer Game you cheapskate!" funny about this comment and the song is called "Skate on". Irony!

  • lol smiley face

    this looks like it's purely game's fault. U cnt jus take some1's beat and use it w/out paying them. Like wat u think producers gon give u free beats out here? Everybody wants a check...100k is prolly pushin it tho but hopefully the judge rules in his favor so Game can stop doin dis shit

    • Anonymous

      actually you can. Just as long as you dont profit off of it. Thats how wayne, ti and a slew of other rappers have been able to put out mixtapes using others beats and not get sued. They just arent allowed to profit off of it.

  • Anonymous

    these corny producers are going to kill the mixtape game

    • Phamous

      @doc dont but be retarded... Mixtape game dies trust and believe a lot of producers will suffer from it. Having your production featured on The Game's mixtape is worth a hell of a lot more then a few hundred bucks you would get shoppin it to local artist. Now, I do agree if a someone is on there Mac Miller shit and touring off it then hell yeah get your money. But you want to be paid off a free mixtape?!? Fuck you sir...

    • doc

      If the mixtape game has to die, then let it die. We producers need to get paid, and this whole mixtape game we could give a f- less about

  • Phamous

    All these lawsuits going to cause these artists to not release an all-original free product. I mean, someone hands you a beat... Months pass you have no idea who it belongs too... Record a song, drop mixtape then get sued lol... Not worth it... Not for free material. But like someone said they need people there to organize and handle business... Mac Miller touring off a mixtape was stupid as hell as well. Anyways...

  • Anonymous

    Game is always showing off about how much money he got so i guess $100,000 ain't much to him OR IS IT

  • Anonymous

    $100,000! Bwahahaha Mac Miller must be sobbing he's eyes out...

  • jg

    Game does a ridiculous amount of mixtape material. I can see how some of these beats shuffled in the studio and just end up on a tape. But you gotta have legal staff or managers there with you to manage that shit. Completely Game's fault and I beleive it happened

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