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Kanye West reportedly sued over sample in 'Bound 2'

Kanye West caught plenty of flak last month when he premiered the (pretty fascinating!) music video for his song "Bound 2."

In the unlikely event that you don't remember, it's the borderline-NSFW clip in which West and his fiancee, Kim Kardashian, ride a motorcycle through a rather crudely digitized landscape resembling the American West.

Now "Bound 2" is attracting a different kind of heat: the legal kind.

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According to Rolling Stone, Ricky Spicer of the '70s soul group the Ponderosa Twins Plus One -- whose song "Bound" provides the indelible vocal hook in West's track -- filed suit Monday in New York, alleging that the rapper used Spicer's voice without permission. The singer is reportedly demanding that West compensate him or stop using his vocals.

Also named as defendants in the suit, said Rolling Stone, are Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

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