YMCMB must be getting sick of looking at paperwork and lawyers lately. This time they are being sued for a Bow Wow song that allegedly samples a song from 70’s group The Persuaders without their consent.
The septuagenarian behind the lawsuit is Robert Poindexter from the 70s band The Persuaders.
Poindexter claims Cash Money sampled his band’s song “Love Gonna Pack Up (and Walk Out)” and illegally lifted the tune in Bow Wow’s 2010 track “Still Ballin.”
As for “Love Gonna Pack Up (and Walk Out)” — the song was recorded in 1972 and reached the top of the charts … and Poindexter says neither Cash Money nor Bow Wow ever obtained permission to sample it.
Not a good look for an artist who has already publicly shared his discontent with his label for not pushing him enough and who has been rumored to be flat broke.
Poindexter has already successfully sued Kanye West and 50 Cent under similar circumstances. Let this be a lesson to all up-and-coming producers to make sure they have rights to the works they are using.