Berlin label ‘Pan’ say Kanye West sampled their song without permission
Berlin label Pan are looking into legal action against Kanye West after claiming the American rapper sampled their song without permission on his new album Ye.
The experimental German label pointed out on Twitter that the track ‘Fr3sh’ taken from the record includes samples by Kareem Lotfy from mono no aware. Pan claim the samples are taken from a compilation album issued by the record label last year.
“It’s sadly another case of an artist who capitalizes on culture without any original ideas and because culture trickles up, this means we are all basically working for him,” label boss Bill Kouligas told Pitchfork. “Everything leads to him, he’s the ultimate narcissist.”