Mar 12, 2021

Tekashi’s Castle is Under Attack

Daniel Hernandez (a.k.a. Tekashi 6ix9ine) is an American rapper and songwriter. Tekashi’s rise and fall as an American rapper has been widely documented after he was sentenced to two years in prison in 2019, however was released from prison early in April 2020. Tekashi appears to still be in the spotlight after recently being sued for copyright infringement.

Following his release from prison, Tekashi released the song “GOOBA”. Tekashi’s hit song went on to break YouTube’s record for the most watch hip-hop video within 24 hours, which to date has amassed more than 700million views.

BEATDEMONS, a music production group based out of Texas has claimed that Tekashi’s hit is in fact a copy of its earlier hit “Regular”. BEATDEMONS claim that “Regular” was released 2 years prior to Tekashi’s “GOOBA”. It is alleged that both songs have an identical melody, form, function and structure. As a result BEATDEMONS are claiming all of Tekashi’s profits from the sale of the “GOOBA” hit which is believed to be in the region of several million dollars.

This is not the first claim against Tekashi and the “GOOBA” track. In June 2020, a Kenyan producer also filed a claim against Tekashi alleging the track has used one of his songs beats without his consent.

If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com.

Posted by: Tom Staveley in: Copyright

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