A Maryland songwriter-producer is suing Kanye West claiming that the hip-hop star used his tune, “Volume of Good Life,” for the chart-topping single, “Good Life,” without permission or giving credit.
In the lawsuit filed in Maryland District Court, Dayna Staggs (aka D’Mystro) names West and his label Roc-A-Fella Records for copyright infringement, claiming the artist didn’t obtain a license to use his song, according toTMZ.
D’Mystro said he’s also offended that Kanye’s rendition of the record “contains vulgar and offensive” images and “harms the reputation” of his much cleaner original, which he claims was written when West was only six or seven years old.
He’s asking for 85% of all world sales from the music.
Roc-A-Fella has yet to comment on the suit