Street Peddler Joel Mac claims Jay Z, Kane West, and Frank Ocean stole a song from him and used it on their album Watch The Throne.
According to a new federal lawsuit, Mac says that a few years ago he was selling his CDs outside the Mercer Hotel in New York, where the trio had gathered to record the album.
Mac alleges that one of the project’s producers, Mike Dean, bought one of Mac’s CDs in front of the building. He claims that “Made In America,” one of the tracks on Watch The Throne, is a ripoff of his own song by the same title. Mac originally filed a lawsuit against the stars in New York State, and has now taken his case to federal court. He wants part of the profits generated by Watch The Throne.
Mac wants the trio to pay him a cut of the profits.