• Clement S. Sealy, Jr.

Travis Scott Settles a $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit by Three six Mafia

Quietly, a settlement between Travis Scott and DJ Paul from Three Six Mafia was settled for an undisclosed amount.  The lawsuit was a copyright infringement on Scott’s “NO Bystanders” that was claimed to be similar to a song that was recorded by Three 6 Mafia in 1997 called “Tear Da Club Up”.

The lawsuit cited a couple of grounds for infringement. It stated the chant “No Bystanders” had a “cadence and sound” that was similar to the one on “Tear Da Club Up.” In addition, the suit states that Travis Scott performed “No Bystander” at the 2019 Grammy Awards and changed the lyrics of the song to those used in “Tear Da Club Up”.  

Digital Music News reports that after the settlement DJ Paul and Travis Scott resolved the matter with amicable terms.  Dj Paul says that Travis Scott thought that his record company had cleared the use of “Tear Da Club Up”, and the fact that they didn’t was a surprise to him.  DJ Paul and Travis Scott may be collaborating on future songs which may include other Three 6 Mafia songs.

My opinion.  

It was humbling of Travis Scott to bring his to contact DJ Paul. As well as, admiral for DJ Paul to understand.  What I can see of this situation is a New artist paying homage to the old school and somewhere someone dropped the ball.  It is a joy to see reconciliation in Hip Hop. There are a lot of moving pieces in this industry, stay vigilant and mindful and you will always keep the peace.

Stay blessed and put God first.

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