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Yeasayer File Copyright Suit Against Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd Over 'Black Panther' Track 'Pray for Me'

1 month ago   |   By Billboard

Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd​'s Black Panther soundtrack collaboration “Pray for Me” gave both artists another chart success...
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Yeasayer Sue Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd Over Black Panther Song

Yeasayer Sue Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd Over Black Panther Song

1 month ago   |   By Consequence of Sound

Yeasayer are suing Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd over their Black Panther collaboration “Pray For Me” , as they claim it lifts an excerpt from their 2007 hit “Sunrise”.
It's been over two years since that song from the Black Panther soundtrack dropped, so it seems a little odd that Yeasayer are throwing down the lawsuit gauntlet now. But sure enough, TMZ has the documents to prove so. In the paperwork, Yeasayer claim that “Pray For Me” uses a “distinctive choral performance” from “Sunrise”, specifically “male voices singing in their highest registers, with animated, pulsing vibrato.” They...
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