Renowned jazz maestro Caiphus Semenya demands royalties from the slain hip-hop artist AKA.
The late rapper sampled popular songs from the legend’s two albums without his permission.
Writing to Kiernan AKA Forbes’ record company, Sony Music, Caiphus ordered them to pay or bear with the consequence.
According to Sunday World, a deepthroat revealed the action taken by Semenya after realising that AKA sampled a segment of his old song titled Diary without consent.
“The old man felt that AKA disrespected him and his work because he had previously stolen his intellectual property but later apologised and promised to fix his mess. Sadly he did not,” said the tipster.
“So, when he heard that he sampled this one again without permission, he understandably blew his top and demanded royalties.”
“He apologised and asked how he could fix it. We spoke about it and he promised to fix things. I told him that the song was nice because music doesn’t have to be in one style.”
The percussionist extraordinaire said he was gutted when he discovered that AKA plagiarised on his tune again by sampling some of the verses of his song and weaved them into Diary without his permission.
“I got calls from some people who said they were doing a compilation of his songs and enquired whether there was an agreement.
“I told them [that] we must not fight; we must not make a big fuss about it. I told them our lawyers must handle it.”
He added that he is optimistic that the dispute will be resolved amicably.
“You see, some guys ask for permission, but some don’t ask for permission. These guys are young, they have to learn that this is business, they have to do things the right way. They must do what is correct,” said Semenya who demands 50% of royalties.