Africa Producer Of Yo Asel Demand French Montana For The Alleged Theft Of "Lockjaw" Beat
Kodak Black, Ben billions and Sony are also included in the demand.
The City of new York, NY – French Montana 2016 success "Lockjaw", is now the subject of intense scrutiny since it has been placed as the centerpiece of a lawsuit against the New York rap star, while the guest star, Kodak Black-and-producer Ben billions, Cocaine City records, Bad Boy Records, and Sony are all named in the suit as well.
According to Bossip, a Moroccan-born producer claims that the French stole the beat from him and flipped it without giving any credit or profit from the song.
The producer called Assil Youssef – who goes by "I Asel" – sued French for copyright infringement in December in Manhattan Federal Court. Being a renowned producer in North Africa, Youssef decided to get to the French (real name Karim Kharbouch) in 2015, and he sent a beat through email. According to court documents, the frenchman answered him, saying Youssef to send more beats.
In 2016, Youssef said he was surprised to listen to "Lockjaw", with the beat being a slightly different version of the production that he sent in the e-mail and the requirements for the accreditation of thousands of Millions. I tried to get to French on social media about the situation, but Montana blocked allow you to communicate with him.
Youssef is suing for damages, a percentage of the track of benefits, and the prohibition of the sole of the distribution. He believes that his reputation has been damaged because of the alleged theft of the song.
Until now, French Montana and the other defendants have responded to the demand, but this is not the rap star of the first discrepancy with a production credit.
During his August 2017 Breakfast Club interview, in French, apparently, forget the names of the producers spliced together, "Unforgettable", his biggest record to date.
Check out the HipHopDX interview with 1Mind, the trio behind "Unforgettable" to the right here.