Yes, unlike Ghana where intellectual rights are taken for granted, it is a big deal and wrong in all sense to sample someone’s creative content or work without consent out there and that’s exactly why Jeezy might suffer from a law suit anytime soon.
T.D. Jakes, the famed preacher, author and film maker, has announced that he plans to take legal action against an unauthorized sample on the remix of “Holy Ghost” from his new album Seen It All.
He made this known via a status update stating;
“SPECIAL NOTICE: The ‘Holy Ghost’ remix by Jeezy featuring Kendrick Lamar was produced without the knowledge or consent of T.D. Jakes, TDJ Enterprises, Dexterity Music or its associated companies. We are taking the necessary legal actions to stop the unauthorized use of T.D. Jakes’ intellectual property.”
The sample stems from a speech from Jakes called “Don’t Let The Chatter Stop You.” The “Holy Ghost” remix features Kendrick Lamar.