We reported yesterday that hip-hop legend Lord Finesse had taken exception to Mac Miller’s “Kool Aid And Frozen Pizza” track, which samples his iconic “Hip 2 Da Game” beat. After learning that Finesse is seeking compensation to the tune of $10 million, Mac Miller took to his Twitter account to address the situation.
I’m supposed to be on hush but lemme speak on this real quick.
1. I made that record and video as nothing more than an 18 year old kid who wanted to rhyme and pay homage, no other intentions.
2. Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and cleared the air. We even planned to work on music together.
3. All I wanted to do is shed light on a generation that inspired me.
4. When I heard there was a problem, I reached out to him to try and solve it. No response.
5. Finesse never cleared the Oscar Peterson sample on the original record. I did nothing wrong. We spoke on the phone had a good conversation, he was cool with the record. It’s all love tho. I ain’t even mad at dude. He still a legend.
Lord Finesse, thank you for what u did for hip hop. Thank you for bringing my favorite rapper into the game. I should just drop some new music.
A prompt response then followed from Lord Finesse via his Twitter account, explaining that the situation remained unchanged.
1. I appreciate Mac’s kind words but his people did not handle his business correctly.
2. Basics – Mixtapes are one thing, but you can’t take someone’s else’s entire song, shoot a music video and call it your own.
3. Mac’s on the top of his game right now.
I wish him the best in Europe and I hope to hear from him besides on Twitter.
And one final tweet from Mac Miller:
I just talked to Lord Finesse. He’s still suing me. — Mac Miller (@MacMiller) July 12, 2012
Stay tuned for more on this case…