Yellowcard resume their lawsuit with late rapper Juice WRLD
Pop-punk band Yellowcard have resumed proceedings of their lawsuit against the estate of late rapper Juice WRLD, following the rapper’s sudden and tragic death.
The band, who have now parted ways, have resumed the lawsuit alleging copyright infringement just eleven days after the 21-year-old rapper’s passing. The band alleges that Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’ illegally sample from Yellowcard’s 2006 song ‘Holly Wood Die’.
The pop-punkers claim in Alt press that the “melodic elements” of the two songs are “virtually identical”. While the band stopped proceedings shortly after his death, they have now been picked back up in earnest according to XXL.
The group are seeking $15 million in damages and are being represented by the same lawyer who represented Marvin Gaye’s estate in the ‘Blurred Lines’ case in 2015, Richard Busch.
This one is going to rumble on. Listen to both of the songs below and you decide whether the pop-punk band are right about Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’.