29
May
2014

[EXCLUSIVE] Rapper Fabolous Accused Of Theft, Sued For Causing Musician Anxiety & Depression

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Rapper Fabolous (real  name John David Jackson) is accused of stealing from a retired man — along with causing him anxiety and depression — all because he allegedly stole his music without paying him.

A man named Herman Kelley filed suit against the 36-year-old rapper in NY Court on April 22nd.

Kelley explains that around December 2012, he found out his 1974 song “Try To Leave Me If You Can” was illegally sampled by Fab on his song “For The Love”. He says that Fab released his song on his CD “Soul Collection” and Def Jam released the music.

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9 Comments to “[EXCLUSIVE] Rapper Fabolous Accused Of Theft, Sued For Causing Musician Anxiety & Depression”

  1. love says:

    At first my thought was wth is this dude talking about? It’s a slow song. But right at the hook, it clearly sounds like the Fab song, just slower.

    VERY interesting – I wonder how this is going to play out.

  2. DreaMLC says:

    I may be wrong, but that song is from Soultape 2 which is a free mixtape. Fabolous doesn’t make money from directly from the sale of the mixtape. That’s why artists put songs with samples they can’t clear or are too expensive to clear on mixtapes. I don’t think there are any profits to lose out on. If it was on an album that was for sale that would be different. I don’t think he even performs the song at shows. I feel sorry for the man, but that seems to be standard practice right now. I doubt he’ll win anything.

    • Henri Loso says:

      Yes, you’re definitely right. Herman Kelley is going to lose as the mixtape were released free to the public. The Soul Collection that is being said is a CD version from the studio, Kila Records (Import) who took 20 songs off from the Soul Tape 1 & 2 and are selling it online. I don’t know if Fabolous or Def Jam are in contact with Kila Import, but if they are not you can see why Def Jam and Fabolous weren’t responding to the man as he wasn’t selling the tracks. It’s DefJam/Fab that should be suing Kila Records for making money off of Fab’s work but this is only if Kila and DefJam/Fab are not partners. Basically, Herman is suing the wrong party.

  3. m&m says:

    dang- no doubt about it….he stole that man’s album.

  4. […] day and another artist is being accused of copyright infringement. According to the site, Herman Kelley, is suing Fabolous for illegally sampling his his 1974 song “Try To Leave Me If […]

  5. Kareem Williams says:

    Wow, I hope this is not true. If it is, this is a sad day in America.

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