Biggys album put on hold over copyright
Posted on March 19, 2006 by Jamie Slaughter
Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album "Ready to Die" was put on hold on Friday (Mar. 17th), following an enquiry that an Ohio Players song was used without any consent.
The lawsuit is one of 477 filed by Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records against various companies and individuals for sampling records by Parliament-Funkadelic, The Ohio Players, The Detroit Emeralds and others.
The jury accepted the claims and therefore requested that the album be put on hold as the track Ready To Die had included some of the Ohio Players content. Additonally, they were awarded $4 million in compensatory fees and all damages incurred.
Lawyers representing Bad Boy records are looking to challenge the ruling and are said to be contemplating an appeal.