Jay Z is being placed in another legal dispute, this time over one of his biggest hits. Record label Tuf America is suing the Brooklyn rapper and Roc Nation for illegally sampling a song they own the rights to, 1969′s “Hook and Sling” by Eddie Bo.
According to the suit, Tuf America claimed to have attained exclusive rights to “Hook and Sling” in 1996 and are now requesting the stoppage of “any further distribution or exploitation”:
TufAmerica did not authorize the defendants’ reproduction, distribution or public performance of the audio recording ‘Run This Town’ in a music video or in the albums
Jay Z, his Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC, Atlantic Recording Corp are named in the complaint among others. This is the second time Tuf America has a sued Roc-A-Fella Records for use of “Hook and Sling”. Last year, the record label sued Kanye West, Roc-A-Fella Records and parent Universal Music Group for sampling the song in ”Who Will Survive in America?” and “Lost in the World” from 2010′s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Kanye also sampled “Hook and Sling” on the free-for-download song “G.O.O.D. Friday”.