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Jay-Z and Kanye West Settle ‘Watch the Throne’ Copyright Lawsuit

12 Mar

Kanye West and Jay-Z have settled a federal lawsuit brought against them last year by Syl Johnson, a singer and producer who had accused the rappers of lifting one of his songs.

Last October Johnson sued, arguing that the song ‘Watch the Throne’  was infringing on his copyrighted material as West and Jay-Z hadn’t cleared the portions of his 1967 R&B hit ‘Different Strokes’ sampled in their song ‘The Joy.’

According to AOL’s The Boombox, both sides agreed to a settlement, and the suit was officially dropped.

No word yet on the specific dollar amount.

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