Young Jeezy and Don Cannon are being sued by Lee Hutson, Sr. over the alleged use of Hutson's "Getting It On" for their song "Time."
Young Jeezy and Don Cannon are being sued by Lee Hutson, Sr., according to a lawsuit filed in the Northern District Of Georgia Atlanta Division this week.
In the lawsuit, Hutson, the former lead singer of the R&B group The Impressions, alleges that Young Jeezy and Cannon sampled Hutson’s composition “Getting It On” for their song “Time,” a song included on Young Jeezy’s Trap or Die II mixtape that was produced by Cannon and released in 2010.
Hutson’s lawsuit claims that he did not grant Jeezy and Cannon permission or a license to sample “Getting It On” and that they did not provide credit or any financial compensation for using “Getting It On.”
Young Jeezy and Cannon are accused of copyright infringement and unjust enrichment in the suit, as per allhiphop.com. The site says that Hutson is seeking a trial by jury to determine the damages, a full accounting and attorney fees. Hutson also alleges that Young Jeezy also made a video for “Time,” also without his permission.
Hutson’s lawsuit says that Hutson’s daughter discovered that Young Jeezy and Cannon used “Getting It On” for “Time” while on the website WhoSampled.com.
According to the lawsuit, Hutson’s music has also been sampled by T.I., Paul Wall, Bone thugs-n-harmony, Erykah Badu and Snoop Dogg, among others. Earlier in his career, Hutson went by Leroy Hutson.