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A Singer-Songwriter Sues XXXTentacion and Lil Peep for Copyright Infringement

XXXTentacion and Lil Peep are being sued by a singer-songwriter who claims the two late artists copied his song for their 2018 posthumous joint song “Falling Down.”

According to documents obtained by XXL, Richard Jaden Hoff, formerly known as K.R.I.O., filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the late rhymers, claiming that a guitar riff from his song “Under My Breath” was sampled by production team Invisible Men or IIVI (producers Jason Pebworth, George Astasio and Jon Shave) as well as Mike WiLL Made-It and John Cunningham, who are all named as producers on the track “Falling Down.” Cunningham is XXXTentacion’s longtime producer and friend.

Hoff claims that on June 13, 2018, he posted his song “Under My Breath” on SoundCloud and three months later, on Sept.19, 2018, “Falling Down” was released and the alleged sampled guitar riff was featured on the track. Hoff claims his guitar riff was sped up, filtered, looped and equalized, but the riff still sounds similar despite it being altered.

Read the source article at 1079ishot.com

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