Former child singer suing Kanye West for Bound 2 sample

Former child singer suing Kanye West for Bound 2 sample

We all know that Kanye West has developed something of a God complex, but it seems that some people are willing to call him on his actions after all.

Chances are that you have never heard Ricky Spicer, who is now a middle aged gent living a quiet life in Ohio. Years ago however he was the 12 year old lead singer of a soul band called The Ponderosa Twins plus One. Who recorded a song called Bound. And according to a report in the New York Daily News he was pretty darned surprised when he turned on the radio and heard his younger self on Yeesuz's Bound 2, the one with the video of Kanye and his missus Kim on the bike and all that, mainly because no one ever bothered to ask him if it was OK to rip the samples.

So now Mr Spicer has retained himself a lawyer and is daring to sue Kanye, along with Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def-Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group. He is requesting that he either be compensated or that his 'contribution' be immediately removed from the track. Which would be hard at this point.

So does Ricky have a case? Bound and Bound 2 (sorry in advance) are presented below so you can judge for yourself. And personally we'll actually stick with Mr Spicer's version thanks.

Watch Ponderosa Twins Plus One - Bound

Watch Kanye West - Bound 2

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