Urban pop artist Pitbull is is getting hit with a lawsuit due to one of his most recent hit songs. The Cuban rhymer is being sued for not paying royalties to a group whose work he sampled for his smash song “Timber” featuring Ke$ha.
According to the New York Daily News, Lee Oskar, Keri Oskar and Greg Errico filed suit against Pitbull in a Manhattan court on June 20th. The trio claim “Timber” uses portions of a harmonica riff from their 70s track “San Francisco Bay.” The Oskars and Errico allege Paul Harrington, the harmonica player on “Timber,” was told to emulate the harmonica melody played by Lee Oskar on “San Francisco Bay.” Therefore infringing upon the original record by making “copious use” of the original melody and harmonica riff.
Since hitting airwaves in October of 2013, “Timber” has sold four million copies and gel the top spot on the Billboard charts for three weeks.
The Oskars and Errico are seeking $3 million in damages.
Check out the songs below. Do you think the Oskars and Errico deserve some money from Pitbull?
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