If you haven’t already heard, Lord Finesse filed a $10 million lawsuit against Mac Miller & Rostrum Records claiming that they had stole the instrumentals from his song “Hip 2 Da Game” and used it for Mac Miller’s “Kool-aid & Frozen Pizza.”
Today, Rostrum Records has put out a response in which you can read below.
There have been a lot of misstatements online and in the press, so we thought it’d be best to make some brief comments. First and foremost, we stand by Mac Miller in this situation and we will fight the case together with him.
The label’s response states that there were credits given to Finesse for both the song and the music video.
Mac never pretended that the “Hip 2 Da Game” beat was his, despite what’s being said in the suit. Lord Finesse was given credit on both the video and the mixtape from the very beginning. We’ve never distributed “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” for sale on iTunes and have consistently policed digital retailers and other sites to make sure that no pirates were ever illegally selling the song.
Rostrum Records also brings up the fact that Finesse is just now bringing this up after almost 2 years of the mixtape release that contained the song.
Lord Finesse has known about “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” for a long time and never objected to the use. For some reason, he has very recently changed his mind. We look forward to resolving this issue soon, and we appreciate all of the support that we have been receiving from the entire music community.