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Drake sued over use of jazz musician's lyrics

Drake has become the latest rapper to find himself at the center of a plagiarism lawsuit - the administrators of a dead jazz musician's estate have accused him of sampling a monologue from a 1982 song without permission.

Jimmy Smith's relatives claim Drake stole the lyrics from Jimmy Smith Rap for his Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2 track - and then suggested the sample had been properly licensed on the liner notes.


According to a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ.com, Drake never got permission to use the 35-second monologue, recorded by Smith over 30 years ago.


His estate administrators are suing Drake and Cash Money Records, among others, demanding more than $300,000 (GBP187,500).