When Ludacris and Usher join forces, you know you're in about as much trouble as being caught in the middle of the former Jay-Z/Nas dispute. Mr. Bridges (pka Lud. appearing on Def Jam label) and Mr. Raymond IV (pka Usher appearing on La Face label) sued TVT Records, amongst others, in the Southern District of New York for "unlawful use" of plaintiffs' musical contributions to the recordings IN DA CLUB and LOVERS AND FRIENDS (i.e., copyright infringement).
What's going on here? OTCS suspects this could have been avoided by a mere sampling agreement early in the recording process. What's the word on the street?
[Christopher Bridges p.k.a. Ludacris; Usher Raymond IV p.k.a. Usher; Disturbing Tha Peace Entertainment Inc.; Fast Pace Inc. v. Teevee Toons Inc.; TVT Records LLC; BME Enterprises LLC; BME Recordings LLC; Jonathan Smith. 11/15/2007; 07 CV-10369]