Playboy is suing Drake
Last week, Playboy Enterprises filed a lawsuit against hometown hip-hop superstar Drake, alleging that his mix tape hit “Best I Ever Had” samples a song owned by the company. The song in question: 1975’s “Fallin’ in Love” by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds. From our listen, we assume it’s the intro to the song that has offended Playboy, so much so that it is demanding that “all infringing works be recalled and destroyed.” Ouch. Did Drake’s song cross the sampling line? You be the judge.
• Drake: “Best I Ever Had” [YouTube]
• Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds [YouTube]
• Playboy suing Drake for copyright infringement [CTV]