Ocean sued over song theft claim
By Chris Cooke | Published on Monday 11 March 2013
Well, you’ve not really made it in hip hop until you’ve got at least one royalties lawsuit under your belt, so many congratulations to Frank Ocean, who has picked up a bit of litigation in relation to his much acclaimed 2012 album ‘Channel Orange’.
Though the legal action seems to be more aimed at Ocean’s producer partner Malay, real name James Ho. Claimant Micah Otano says he previously collaborated with Ho, and that the two men co-wrote a track called ‘Daylight’, which, the lawsuit alleges, the Ocean producer than ripped off for the ‘Channel Orange’ song ‘Lost’.
Otano is suing for unspecified damages and back royalties in relation to the track, listing Malay, Ocean and the singer’s label Def Jam as defendants. All of whom are yet to comment.