A one-time child soul singer has slammed Kanye West with a lawsuit charging the rapper co-opted his voice without asking and used it on his album “Yeezus.”
Ricky Spicer, 56, of Ohio, said he was stunned when he heard himself on the radio backing up West on the hit single “Bound 2,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard charts in June.
Spicer said he recorded the lyrics when he was the 12-year-old lead singer of The Ponderosa Twins plus One.
“Mr. Spicer’s voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice … is heard several times,” said the suit, filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Spicer is demanding that West compensate him or cease and desist from using his voice.
Besides West, the suit names recording labels Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def-Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group as defendants.
Take a listen to both songs and you decided if Mr. Spicer is right.
Source:NY Daily News