Roddy Ricch & Producer 30 Roc Hit w/ Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For Allegedly Lifting Parts of ‘The Box’ From 1975 Song
Roddy Ricch had one of the biggest hits of 2019 with “The Box,” but he’s now facing some legal troubles because of it.
Greg Perry alleges that Roddy Ricch and the rest of the band illegally lifted significant portions of his 1975 song “Come On Down (Get Your Head Out Of The Clouds)” and inserted them into “The Box.”
Perry asserts that a musicology specialist has “clearly and conclusively” demonstrated that the two tracks’ melodies, forms, and structures are strikingly similar. In order to receive damages, he wants the court to conclude that Roddy Ricch and his crew intentionally violated his copyright.
“The Box” quickly became the public’s favorite tune after Roddy’s debut studio album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial was released on Dec. 6, 2019. The song spent eleven weeks at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts before it was made available as a single. The track is reportedly Roddy’s highest-charting song to date.
It was the most popular song in the US during the second half of 2019 and was selected as Song of the Year by Apple Music.
Roddy received numerous accolades and nominations for the song, which has a Diamond certification. These include three Grammy nods at the 63rd annual awards, with one being for Song of the Year.
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