Lil Wayne samples Sword & Sworcery without permission?

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery is my favorite iPad game. I’m not alone in my love of the game. Dtoid’s own Sean Carrey gave it a 10/10. It sounds like Lil Wayne and/or his producers may be fans of Sworcery as well. Above you have The Cloud, written and performed by Canadian rock legend Jim Guthrie, as it appears in Sword and Sworcery. Below you have a (NSFW for language) video that shows Lil Wayne’s behind the scenes at work on a new track called She Will. It sounds a hell of a lot like The Cloud.

From the looks of Jim Guthrie’s Twitter, the songwriter was unaware of Lil Wayne’s use of the sample. It’s highly likely that the rapper is using Mr Guthrie’s work as a temp track, with intentions to officially license the sample if and when it makes the cut for Lil Wayne’s next album. Then again, it’s also possible that Lil Wayne is hoping to get away with illegally pirating Mr Guthrie’s work, much like Vanilla Ice and the notorious Biz Markie did with Under Pressure and Alone Again (Naturally) back in the day. It’s not like Lil Wayne is a stranger to doing some crimes.

All I know for sure is, I really hope that Wayne’s concept of calling the act of anilingus on a woman “wine and dine” catches on. He made it different, na’ mean?

He made it different.

Jim Guthrie & Lil Wayne | Sample & Example [HipHopIsRead]

Jonathan Holmes
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