Composer Gabor Presser claimed Kanye had sampled his 1969 song ‘Gyöngyhajú Lány’ without permission.
Back in May, Presser filed charges against West for his use of Presser’s 1969 composition ‘Gyongyhaju Lany’ in his Yeezus track ‘New Slaves’ without permission. Kanye samples a substantial amount of the song on his track – a minute and 15 seconds – and according to the suit, Presser only found out right before ‘New Slaves’ dropped in 2013.
The composer reportedly said he only agreed to the sample under the assumption that a formal deal would be agreed, however, a licensing agreement was never signed and Presser and was simply given a $10,000 advance that he never cashed. He eventually filed a $2.5 million copyright infringement lawsuit.
Court documents show that the Yeezus rapper reached an out-of-court deal with the plaintiff on Monday. The trial was due to begin on May 15.