TufAmerica Label Sues Damon Dash, Mos Def, and Ski Beatz Over Compilation

TufAmerica Label Sues Damon Dash, Mos Def, and Ski Beatz Over Compilation

The label claims the rappers illegally sampled their songs for "24 Hour Karate School."

Published October 16, 2011

Record label TufAmerica has served Damon Dash, rapper Mos Def, and producer Ski Beatz with a lawsuit for a compilation the three released last year. The suit claims that Mos Def illegally sampled "Hook & Sling Part 1" and "Hook & Sling Part 2" for his track titled "24 Hour Karate School" and accompanying music video. TufAmerica says the song was made available for download at the 24hrkarateschool.com website without the proper permission.


The funk/soul/rap label is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and asking that the song be barred from further distribution.

Written by by Dorkys Ramos

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