Another lawsuit for Ye.
Ronald Oslin Bobb-Semple accuses Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Ty Dolla $ign for illegally using his voice on “Freeee (Ghost Town Pt. 2).” The song, which was released with the rest of the album last June, uses a vocal sample from Bobb-Semple’s at the beginning of the song. However, he alleges that the three artists never paid him for the use of his voice.
The sample comes from a 45-minute presentation Ronald’s been touring across the globe for decades, at least that’s what he claims in the lawsuit. The presentation is focused on Marcus Garvey. Ronald claims that Ye, Ty, and Cudi have made “substantial profits” from the song yet he hasn’t seen a single penny.
Ronald now wants the trio of artists to cough up the money. He’s seeking his fair cut from the song’s profits.
This is the second lawsuit Kanye’s faced over unauthorized sampling in the past month. Ye was sued in early February by the family of the girl who was sampled at the beginning of The Life Of Pablo opening song, “Ultralight Beam.”