Tagged: Syl Johnson

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Jay-Z and Kanye West Reach Settlement with Syl Johnson

Last summer, we reported that Jay-Z and Kanye West were being sued for their use of an illegal sample of soul singer Syl Johnson’s song “Different Strokes.” His vocals appear on West’s “The Joy,” which … read more »

POSTED March 12, 2012 10:31AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,
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Did Kanye and Jay-Z Illegally Sample Syl Johnson on Watch The Throne?

Earlier today, Numero Group tweeted at Kanye West and Jay-Z, confronting them about a potentially uncleared sample of renowned soul singer Syl Johnson’s “Different Strokes” on WTT’s “The Joy.” Numero Group gave an official statement … read more »

POSTED August 23, 2011 7:07PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (7) TAGS: , , , , ,
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Interview: Syl Johnson

Syl Johnson—one of the most sampled, and until quite recently, the most under-credited blues singer of his time—sat down with our own Mobolaji to talk about the sum of his musical experiences and his well-deserved … read more »

POSTED February 21, 2011 3:07PM IN MUSIC TV INTERVIEWS TAGS: ,
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GOOD Friday: Kanye West f. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield and Kid Cudi, “The Joy” MP3

FUN WITH SAMPLES. Make the jump to see the other two dozen rap songs who borrowed from Syl Johnson‘s “Different Strokes.” Download: Kanye West f. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield and Kid Cudi, … read more »

POSTED October 30, 2010 11:56PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , , , , ,