Drake Hit With New Copyright Lawsuits for "In My Feelings" and "Nice for What"

Drake is facing a new set of allegations regarding his smash hit tracks “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What.” The accuser, who has already failed twice in the same copyright lawsuit, is hoping the third time is the charm.

Billboard reports that New Orleans artist Samuel Nicholas claims tha the “bounce” sound in those two Drake songs are “directly copying” his 2000 track “Roll Call (Instrumental).” The prior two times Nicholas has filed the lawsuit have been dismissed since he failed to actually litigate them.

Nicholas is claiming that Drake’s producer BlaqNmilD, also known as Adam J. Pigott, sampled his song. Reps for Pigott stated to Billboard that they did not copy his track, but rather both Pigott and Nicholas sampled the same track, an earlier song by the Queens hip hop duo The Showboys which create “the sonic DNA of bounce music.” Craig E. Baylis, BlaqNmilD’s manager said, “It is this song, ‘Drag Rap (Triggerman)’ that Adam had indeed sampled for the compositions in question. The Showboys will attest that Adam ensured that they were contacted for all proper clearances. Our question is, has the plaintiff done the same?”

Both “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What” were released as a part of Drake’s fifth studio album Scorpion from 2018.

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